Hate lessons for Jewish youngsters

Hate lessons for Jewish youngsters

Children as young as three were told that ‘non-Jews’ were ‘evil’ in a kindergarten worksheet handed out at ultra-Orthodox Jewish schools in north London. The Independent reports that it has seen a worksheet given to boys aged three and four. In it, children were asked to complete questions related to the holiday of 21 Kislev, […]


Reason not the need

Shakespeare was interested in the ways people are horrible to each other, often not through malice or cruelty but just by pursuing their own ends without worrying about the consequences for other people. Who among us never does that? Macbeth didn’t hate Duncan or wish him harm, he simply wanted what Duncan had, and the […]

From the archive

When Bob Hutton comes calling

THIS being a quiet Saturday evening, I thought I’d address the problem of the Internet Troll,  best described by the creator of Flayme.com thus: I believe that most trolls are sad people, living their lonely lives vicariously through those they see as strong and successful. Disrupting a stable newsgroup gives the illusion of power, just […]