Lisa Cumming

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Waging peace is much more than ending war – Margaret Paxson

Let’s just say that suddenly you are a social scientist and you want to study peace. That is, you want to understand what makes for a peaceful …

Stop, look, listen: the university’s role in counterterrorism

The recent attacks by Islamic terrorists in Paris and San Bernadino, California have once again focused feverish political attention on measures to …

Mindless terrorists? The truth about Isis is much worse | Scott Atran

They deal in chaos, but they work from a script. The failure to understand that is costing us dear<p>It’s “the first of the storm”, says Islamic State. And little wonder. For the chaotic scenes on the streets of Paris and the fearful reaction those attacks provoked are precisely what Isis planned and …

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University research on terrorism may never be free from interference

Government agencies are regular attendees at academic meetings on conflict and terrorism, but their influence may affect the transparency of research<p>It’s becoming much harder for UK academics to discuss issues such as conflict and terrorism. Last December, threats by the far right caused Birkbeck …

Muslim Council of Britain says government hampering anti-Isis efforts

Islamic State gaining recruits from Britain amid situation in which UK government refuses to engage with alleged non-violent extremists<p>The government has hampered the fight against extremism by shunning key Muslim groups, one of Britain’s largest Islamic organisations said today.<p>Miqdaad Versi, …

The War on Reason

Scientists and philosophers argue that human beings are little more than puppets of their biochemistry. Here's why they're wrong.<p>Aristotle’s definition of man as a rational animal has recently taken quite a beating.<p>Part of the attack comes from neuroscience. Pretty, multicolored fMRI maps make …

The harms of hate speech legislation

Hate speech legislation chills freedom of expression more than it protects vulnerable minorities. Free speech lawyer Ivan Hare takes issue with …

The harm of hate speech

Jeremy Waldron, professor of social and political theory at Oxford University, argues the case for legislation against hate speech<p>Principle 5 is …

Living with difference

What should and shouldn’t we be able to say about others? Let us know your opinions here.<p>Much of the free speech literature is concerned with what we …

The Harm in Hate Speech - a review of Jeremy Waldron's book

A version of this review originally appeared in the <i>Times Literary Supplement</i>, 4th January 2013. It is reproduced here with permission.<p><b>On the</b> …

Article 10 Freedom of expression

Article 10: Your right to freedom of expression<p><b>Our freedom of expression – protected by Article 10 of the Human Rights Act – is fundamental to our</b> …

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A new argument for hate-speech laws? Um … no

By Jonathan Rauch (Brookings)<p>You know, it’s actually kind of refreshing to read a good old-fashioned listener’s-veto critique of the First Amendment. Like sleeve garters, this is not something we see much of anymore. In a recent Daily Beast article, Thane Rosenbaum of Fordham Law School points out …

WHY HATE SPEECH SHOULD NOT BE BANNED

I gave an interview last year to Peter Molnar for a book on the regulation of hate speech that he was editing with Michael Herz. The book comes out …