So I saw Alasdair MacIntyre speak last night at the London Metropolitan University in the Islamic Republic of Tower Hamlets (they recently elected a radical Muslim as mayor there). He spoke, appropriately enough, of the need for greater censorship in our amoral liberal society. MacIntyre is, briefly, perhaps the strongest critic of liberalism today, which Read more…

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I’m going to see Alasdair MacIntyre give a lecture this evening. He’s my favourite living philosopher – better than my other faves: Martha Nussbaum, Michael Sandel and Charles Taylor. MacIntyre is more radical, and the influence of his ideas keeps on growing. He wrote a ridiculously ambitious book, called After Virtue, back in 1981. His Read more…

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