Tag: Freedom of Conscience

  • The cessation of virtue

    The cessation of virtue

    With the now ubiquitous use of social media, we have come to democratise our ethics and publicise our convictions on at least a daily basis. The intrusion of a news event, the appearance of a public figure, the rise and ruin of a zeitgeist, the policies and politics of our current era, are all up…

  • Dispatches from the Newspeak Gulag

    Dispatches from the Newspeak Gulag

    During the past week the animal rights group PETA shared a chart on their Twitter feed which urged the adjustment of English idiom to express greater sensitivity towards other mammals, and to exclude anything barbaric in our turn of phrase. Under their guidance we should supplant ‘bring home the bacon’ with ‘bring home the bagels’,…