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Miranda Devine on the importance of free speech – Video

Posted: December 21, 2013 at 12:41 pm



Miranda Devine on the importance of free speech
Columnist for The Daily Telegraph, Miranda Devine, talks about why freedom of speech is important to Institute of Public Affairs members in Melbourne on Thur…

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Is Europe…boring? – Video

Posted: November 7, 2012 at 8:41 am



Is Europe…boring?
Dr Albena Azmanova, social philosopher, political commentator and activist; author, The Scandal of Reason: a critical theory of political judgement Timothy Garton Ash, professor of European studies, University of Oxford; commentator; director, Free Speech Debate Dr Ivan Krastev, chairman, Centre for Liberal Strategies, Sofia, Bulgaria; founding member, European Council on Foreign Relations Bruno Waterfield, Brussels correspondent, Daily Telegraph; co-author, No Means No Chair: Angus Kennedy, head of external relations, Institute of Ideas; chair, IoI Economy Forum; convenor, The Academy The anthem of the European Union, Beethoven's 'Ode to Joy', captures an historic European ideal that is hard to associate with the grey-suited bureaucrats of the contemporary EU. 'Ode to Joy' speaks of the excitement and sense of change — sometimes experienced with optimism, sometimes foreboding — that swept Europe after the French Revolution. Through the long nineteenth century until 1914, new nations like Germany, Italy and Greece came into existence, empires spread, Freud, Marx, Darwin and Nietzsche thought, Romantic poets dreamed. The masses entered history, fought for a better world, died in the trenches of the Great War. New waves of revolution swept crumbling empires aside, Bauhaus blossomed, Sartre and Arendt grappled with Heidegger, Einstein lectured in working men's clubs, Joyce was in Paris, Orwell and Hemingway in Spain. Ideas mattered and history was upon us as the hammer and …From:battleofideasViews:3 0ratingsTime:15:01More inNews Politics

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