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Tftd: Sacks 10/11/2017

this morning (friday 10th), 7.47-7.50am, on bbc radio 4
thought for the day, by former chief rabbi lord sacks

“Because truth emerges from disagreement and debate. Because tolerance means making space for difference. Because justice involves audi alteram partem, listening to the other side. And because, in Orwell‘s words, liberty means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.”

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No platform

last saturday evening (12th november), 8.00-9.00pm, on bbc radio 4
no platform (presented by professor andrew hussey) (in the archive on 4 series)

“Professor Andrew Hussey will hear how no platforming, made official NUS policy in 1974, took its inspiration from the disruptive methods of anti-fascist campaigners in the 1930s.
Hussey will examine whether there has been a shift in recent times, making the current incarnations of ‘no platform’ and ‘safe spaces’ a real danger, as many have suggested, to free speech on University campuses … and the use of ‘safe spaces’ as an excuse to barrack and intimidate speakers through the employment of the ‘heckler’s veto’.”

including contributions from …
david aaronovitch
katie welsh
richard brooks of the NUS (more…)

Today: Malia Bouattia

tuesday 27th september, 7.25-7.30am, on bbc radio 4
today (presented by sarah montague and mishal husain ) includes an interview with nus president malia bouattia

Do you regret what you said about the University of Birmingham being a Zionist outpost?
I would totally refute, I put out before that I would certainly review my language, and would definitely want to, you know, explain the political context which I was discussing I absolutely was not, you know, was not saying the things that it’s been interpreted as if you will.”

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