In Defence of Liberty

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Monthly Archives: December, 2013

Happy New Year from In Defence of Liberty

I hope you have had a good 2013, and that 2014 is even better. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

In Defence of Radio 4’s Today

After the killers of Drummer Lee Rigby were handed their guilty verdicts, BBC Radio 4 controversially invited Anjem Choudary onto its Today programme. This decision led to widespread condemnation, with … Continue reading

December 31, 2013 · 2 Comments

Filters out of Kilter

Someone had better answer that phone, because I called it. The British government has asked the four major internet service providers (ISPs) to produce “family-friendly” filters. Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

December 30, 2013

Getting cross over a Cross

The decision to refurbish a crematorium should have been a minor one. However, this refurbishment involved replacing a cross-etched window pane, leading to claims of “creeping secularisation” and national media … Continue reading

December 29, 2013

Great Composers III: Bruce Faulconer

Computer game and television soundtracks are rarely considered as artistic as their cinematic and classical cousins. As computer games and anime have been subsumed into mainstream culture, the work of … Continue reading

December 24, 2013 · 2 Comments

Great Composers II: Junichi Masuda

Computer game and television soundtracks are rarely considered as artistic as their cinematic and classical cousins. As computer games and anime have been subsumed into mainstream culture, the work of … Continue reading

December 23, 2013 · 2 Comments

Great Composers I: Nobuo Uematsu

Computer game and television soundtracks are rarely considered as artistic as their cinematic and classical cousins. As computer games and anime have been subsumed into mainstream culture, the work of … Continue reading

December 22, 2013 · 2 Comments