Review: Andrew Doyle, Free Speech (2021)

Free speech is under threat. European governments are introducing ‘hate speech’ legislation to curb the spread of objectionable ideas. Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube are policing what is said online. Campaigners in the USA are calling for revisions to the First Amendment. Have we forgotten why freedom of speech is important? Andrew Doyle intervenes in the …

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Review: Michael Spicer, The Secret Political Adviser (2020)

Witty, brash, but with little insight, Michael Spicer’s new book is based on his online satirical sketch show, The Man in the Room Next Door. It is is stylised as a collection of files submitted anonymously to the publisher. The files contain information about a shadowy organisation, Axworthy, and in particular the role of ‘M’, …

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