Sex Crimes in Sweden – What’s Really Going On?

The recent wave of migrant sex crimes in Sweden has received much international media attention and varying narratives in reports. Where does the truth lie? In the time of the #metoo hashtag where many celebrities globally have come forward in opening up about being victims of sexual harassment and sex crimes, Sweden recently gained attention […] Read more

Africa’s Fraudulent ‘Miracle Pastors’ Must Be Held Accountable

Across Africa, fraudulent ‘Miracle Pastors’, claiming to be prophets who cure disease and end misfortune, are exploiting and scamming vulnerable Africans. Botswana has reportedly closed down the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church of the Malawian self-acclaimed prophet Shepherd Bushiri, citing concerns over ‘miracle money’ claims. Bushiri’s church taught its members that they could make money through […] Read more

‘Need Mechanisms’ and the Spread of Hinduism in Kenya

Under the guise of free eye surgeries, the Hindu Council of Kenya is attempting to convert Kenyans in need of medical assistance to Hinduism. A lot has been said about religion in Africa, and how Africans are so addicted to spiritual and magical beliefs. There has been an overwhelming focus on the manifestations of religious […] Read more

The Academic Roots of Post-Truth Society

(This is an expanded version of an opening statement given by Helen Pluckrose on the 28th October 2017 at the Battle of Ideas festival hosted by The Institute of Ideas and supported by Conatus News). Postmodernism bears significant responsibility for the post-truth society, perhaps even more than we realise. Post-truth is not simply lying. It’s […] Read more

Iranian Regime Attempts to Suppress Protestors’ Rage

Iran is cracking down on social media as protestors express discontent with theocratic rule. This week in Iran, what began as protests over high costs of living have morphed into an outcry against the country’s theocratic rule. On Saturday, protestors in Khoramabad chanted ‘We don’t want an Islamic Republic’ and ‘Death to the Dictator.’ https://twitter.com/ArminNavabi/status/947208656759803908 […] Read more