Thursday, August 25, 2016

Chris Patten

Chris Patten, the last British governor of Hong Kong and a former EU commissioner for external affairs, is Chancellor of the University of Oxford.

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Education 61

The Closing of the Academic Mind

Any denial of academic freedom is a blow struck against the meaning of a university. The irony today is that some of the most worrying attacks on academic freedom have been coming from inside universi… read more

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Politics 10

Britain’s Watershed Year

In the UK, a referendum on whether to remain a member of the EU is likely to take place before the end of the year. If, deluded by mendacity and make-believe, British voters choose to quit, they will … read more

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Culture & Society 4

A Very Tolerant Christmas

This Christmas, the open society is endangered not only from without, by the likes of ISIS, but also by (admittedly far smaller) threats at home. There are other forms of intolerance, infinitely less … read more

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