Can’t Lord McAlpine just forgive George Monbiot?

From Telegraph blogs, Novermber 12, 2012 Lord McAlpine has won £185,000 in damages after the BBC libelled him, and he now intends to sue tweeters who wrongly linked him to sexual abuse. It’s understandable. McAlpine says he was “terrified” and became “a figure of public hatred” because of his “trial by Twitter”. This is not an exaggeration: in an age of hysteria over paedophilia, people wrongly accused are at risk of being attacked by some idiot. McAlpine was… Read on

Why liberals can’t understand conservatives

From Telegraph blogs, March 6, 2012   There was an interesting post in the Independent the other day about the rise of libertarianism: There’s a silent revolution happening on campuses across the world. Libertarian activism is on the rise. Political figures like Ron Paul have started to draw huge support from younger voters, but the trend seems to be much deeper and more sustained than any single political campaign. Rather than simply throwing support behind individuals… Read on