Animal Farm at OUP

The Oxford University Press is world famous and has published many excellent works. Its good record has been blotted rather badly when the publisher has required authors of children’s school textbooks not to refer to anything pork related perceiving that do so might offend Muslims and Jews. Continue reading

They Call it Good Friday

Christians call today Good Friday. It is a Friday, without doubt, and they describe it as “good” because a man (who is also apparently not a man) was tortured and killed for political reasons that I understand but for religious reasons which I do not think anyone can  understand as a matter of logic but have to be felt or accepted, rather than understood. Continue reading