New Humanist

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Faith & Religion
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Book review: The Battle for British Islam

Sara Khan's book is essential reading for those who care about building and maintaining a peaceful, plural society.

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Politics & Conflict
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What Silvio Berlusconi tells us about "post-truth" politics

Donald Trump’s populism has a striking precedent. So what can we learn from the Berlusconi era?

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Science & Technology
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Will progress kill humanism?

Yuval Noah Harari’s new book explores the idea that scientific knowledge might one day undermine democratic values.

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Politics & Conflict
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The Rojava experiment

Behind the frontlines in Syria, a self-governing Kurdish region is making a radical attempt at gender equality.

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Culture
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Book review: Lincoln in the Bardo

The first novel from acclaimed short story writer George Saunders is strange and wise.

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Politics & Conflict
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A politics of humanism can help build a just, free and more equal world

Intolerance and bigotry are in the ascendant. Owen Jones surveys the challenges ahead.

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Ideas
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Bullshit

The age of bullshit

We’ve all done it. You say what you have to say to get things done, with little regard for the truth. But does it matter?

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soas

When is a ban not a ban?

Cries of censorship followed reports that London students were demanding white philosophers be dropped from the curriculum. But there was more to the story.

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