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To round off History Month and introduce Civil Liberties Month, David Nash considers the blasphemy heritage of the UK and Ireland, and how far the rhetoric of offensiveness is still used to suppress free speech about religion today. On the theme of history, Clare Stainthorp looks at the ways in which the first editor of the Freethinker, G.W. Foote, used notoriety to attract readers.

Finally, we have a cartoon from Polyp along with an editorial comment wondering how long the British monarchy will hold out now we're into the reign of Charles III. Nomen omen?

Latest articles
Britain's blasphemy heritage, by David Nash
Long live King Charles . . . but will the British monarchy survive?
Is all publicity good publicity? How the first editor of the Freethinker attracted the public’s attention, by Clare Stainthorp

October: Civil Liberties Month
October is our Civil Liberties Month. In a spirit of open enquiry and resistance to ideological dogmatism, we'll be examining some of the most controversial topics out there, including political Islamism, the end of freedom in Hong Kong, the pandemic, transgenderism and the true meaning of 'liberty'.

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