Category Archives: Festival of Intolerance

Enemies of freedom – yes, these people really exist

This pretty much sums up how the enemies of freedom think: [T]he people responding to my column with anger do not seem to understand what freedom of speech is. They seem to make no distinction between free speech and hate … Continue reading

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Stop Press: Australian Senator thinks its OK to machine gun protesters [Update, June 16]

Susan Stebbing tells us, in her Logic in Practice: What passes for knowledge in ordinary life is most often nothing but beliefs which we hold more or less tenaciously without any clear awareness as to what precisely we are claiming … Continue reading

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How not to defend free speech

Sydney University academic Nick Riemer has a letter published in the Weekend Australian of 4-5 April. His letter is a response to the column, which appeared in the Oz’s Thursday edition, from former Labor Party politician Peter Baldwin concerning the … Continue reading

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Festival of Intolerance: Malaysia strengthens its case for inclusion, Thailand won’t be left behind

Two more entries for discussion at our planned Festival of Intolerance. 

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Festival of Intolerance – new entrants

Here at Stebbing-Heuer we’re having to scramble just to keep up with the number of people clamouring to appear at next year’s inaugural Festival of Intolerance. 

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Festival of Intolerance: Malaysian government goes for ‘top billing’

Not satisfied with simply being just another entrant in the competition, the Malaysian government has decided to up the stakes and go for top billing. From yesterday’s Australian: 

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Festival of Intolerance – a flood of entries

The announcement of our inaugural Festival of Intolerance has encouraged a flood of entries. The two most notable are both from overseas – one from Vietnam and another from Malaysia. 

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The ‘Festival of Intolerance’ – initial entry

One of my reasons for having started this website is my concern regarding a tendency of some groups in society to seek to use the power of the state to discourage or outlaw behaviour of which they don’t approve, and to … Continue reading

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