Elliott Kime 23 May 2019 5:33 PM 23 May 2019 5:33 PM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp Natural death might be non-partisan, but that hasn’t stopped it being politicised by liberals and socialists alike. One writer recently calculated that, assuming birth and death rates in Britain stay steady, Remainers will be the majority in 2022. Now, sitting around watching the clock and waiting for the right kind of pensioners to pop off the electoral register isn’t the most audacious of politics. But the newfound popularity of millennial socialism means ‘young people’ are as synonymous with nationalisation and redistributionism as ‘the miners’ were in the 1970s. So hold on to your iPads and Starbucks’ cups because we are on a one-way journey to a liberal future, and there is nothing you or anyone else can do or say about it. There is just one problem. Young people are actually quite conservative. And not just … [Read more...] about Why young conservatives are the new radicals
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Features Harry Readhead 01 May 2019 Read on The Best Talks and Debates on the Internet Joanna Rossiter For the poor souls who paid to live-stream the Jordan Peterson and Slavoj Žižek debate, the $15 ticket price must now seem like an act of grand larceny. In what was rather cringingly billed as the ‘debate of the century’—premature in 2019, if nothing else—the psychologist and bestselling author of 12 Rules for Lifeshared a stage in Toronto with the world’s most idiosyncratic philosopher and critic. The topic was ‘Happiness: Capitalism vs. Marxism’. Of course, neither Peterson nor Žižek are strangers to crowds. Since rising to fame by opposing what he calls ‘compelled speech’, Peterson has become something of an icon for young conservatives, and a kind of paternal figure, offering practical wisdom to his legion of devoted followers. For David Brooks, he is ‘the most influential … [Read more...] about Has Jordan Peterson lost his spark?
In an interview with Men’s Health, British actor Charlie Hunnam specifically heaped praise on noted Canadian psychologist Jordan Peterson when discussing his new role in Netflix’s Triple Frontier, where he plays a former Special Forces operative. READ MORE: Jordan Peterson’s Daughter Posts Bikini Photo to Prove Good Health He went on further by comparing the Special Forces “mentality” to Peterson’s way of thinking. “I love the message that he promotes, which is "take your life seriously." Carry as much responsibility as possible. I think in his words he says, ‘pick up the heaviest thing that you can and carry it’”, Hunnam added. Twitter uses remained at loggerheads over the actor’s remarks, with some posting a spate of sarcastic messages about Hunnam being a Peterson fan. So Charlie Hunnam is a fan of Jordan Peterson? … [Read more...] about Twitter at Odds After UK Actor Reveals He is ‘a Big Fan of Jordan Peterson’
Thirty years ago this month, a young British physician working at a lab near Geneva invented a system for scientists to share information that would ultimately change humanity. But three decades after he invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee has warned that his creation has been "hijacked by crooks" that may spell its destruction. Berner-Lee's old office at Europe's physics lab CERN now looks no different than the others lining the long, nondescript corridor within the expansive compound. The only indication that history was made here is a small commemorative plaque and a page from an old CERN directory hung on the door, with "MOMENTARILY OUT OF OFFICE!" written in jest next to Berners-Lee's name. "Tim worked a lot," said technician Francois Fluckiger, who took charge of the web team after Berners-Lee left for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1994. "The lights were always on in his office," Fluckiger told AFP. - History in the making - Berners-Lee was … [Read more...] about As the web turns 30, is it an ‘out-of-control monster’?
Recently, I came across a surprising book beside the tills in Waterstones. Political Correctness Gone Mad? was surprising because it wasn’t really a book, but a transcript of last May’s Munk Debate, “What you call political correctness I call progress”, which pitted Jordan Peterson and Stephen Fry against the sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson and the New York Times columnist Michelle Goldberg. I’d already seen it. For the sin of writing a piece about Peterson last year, YouTube’s algorithm has punished me by recommending his videos every day since. I thought this one was worth investigating. It wasn’t. For two painful hours, the antagonists failed to agree on a definition of political correctness that would make the debate fit for purpose. Even Peterson and Fry were talking at cross-purposes. Yet here it was, immortalised between hardcovers as if it were the Lincoln-Douglas debate of our times. The prestigious Munk Debates, held twice a … [Read more...] about ConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlightConsumerBusinessSpotlight How Peterson, Shapiro and the online right would rather attack the left than debate them