As an aside (or not), I need a good ghost/horror story writer who is female and preferably under 40 years old.
I’ll check back in a few weeks once I’ve forgotten to check back a few times having remembered at a time when checking wasn’t possible.
Free speech is a precursor to freedom of thought and hence silly things like art, comedy, political expression, changing the status quo etc and without it the reversion back to the Dark Ages would probably take not a lot of time at all.
I just discovered Jones this morning on Youtube. He was selling toothpaste. Is he actually intellectual? From what you’ve said above to a large degree he’s just repeating truisms, which while - perhaps - a necessary starting point are nothing much else but.
Oh and a thank you to whoever mentioned that dead bloke Christopher Hitchins. He’s quite interesting, but could be more brutal.
Edit - first part: “I need” as in ‘Can someone recommend please?’