Enlightenment Defended
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Enlightenment Defended will repel the dark nihilism of “post-truth”, woke culture, identity politics, and political correctness. It will catalyse the bright flame of the enlightenment —liberty, reason and progress.

Enlightenment Defended will create an open realm of vigorous philosophical debate through animation, documentaries, poetry, humour, music and myth. People are many-sided in both apprehension and enjoyment.
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Afghanistan Special: Isolationism & Leading by Example. Part 1 of 3.

International relations specialist Dr Roger Townshend, Poet and theologian Alex Brocklehurst, and philosopher Dr Ray Scott Percival take a deep dive into the Afghanistan crisis and place it in a broad historical and logistical perspective.

Talking points:

1. Leading by example and peaceful argument —methods compatible with the enlightenment.
2. The strategic logic of suicide terrorism.
3. Terrorists are rational (but highly immoral) actors.
4. The state-of-the-art thinking of Professor Robert Pape.
5. Isolationism.

For an account of terrorism and fanaticism within the wider issue of human rationality/irrationality see my book The Myth of the Closed Mind.

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