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Fighting Dirty

A blogger who described a model as a “skank”, an “old hag” and a “psychotic lying whore” plans to sue Google for $18 million after they were forced to reveal her identity following a court order.  On today’s Write Report with Donna, we’re looking at the complexities of this case –  and the extremely nasty […]

To Be Alive Is An Extraordinary Gift

Strong religionists… weak religionists… after religionists… which one are you?  “Religion is one of our most extraordinary creations; we can learn much about ourselves by interrogating it” believes Richard Holloway, formerly Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church.  This is our last day with Richard, who must now be frantically busy being […]

Born Asking Questions

“We are capable of extraordinary cruelty”, says Richard Holloway, director of the Edinburgh International Book Festival and our guest this week on Litopia Daily. “Torture has come back in our day – the things we thought had been once outlawed have now been done in the name of our nation.”  Most of us, of course, […]

The Voices of Marrakesh – Elias Canetti

We’re back with another in our occasional summer series of Books That Matter, chosen and discussed by John Simopoulos, Dean of Degrees of St Catherine’s College, Oxford.   Today, we’re talking about “a sublime monster”, as John describes him – Elias Canetti, the Bulgarian-born novelist who wrote in German and won the Nobel Prize in Literature.  […]