It’s exactly 31 years since Chinese military forces crushed a peaceful weeks-long protest in Tiananmen Square. Certainly hundreds and possibly several thousands of students and others were killed in this infamous massacre. The anniversary would have...
ATTEMPTS to constrain a blogger’s online outbursts are to be made by way of a court order, when he is sentenced later this month.
Oliver KammDavid Lindsay, a blogger convicted of malicious communication & perverting course of justice, failed to attend court on Friday & will be sentenced this month. The judge has asked prosecution to draft a criminal behaviour order to constrain his activity.
Have сensorship of scientists, alarmist messaging and conspiracy theory smears all been used to reinforce the ‘official’ narrative on coronavirus? Can these distortions ever be justified?
Oliver KammPiers Robinson, long exposed by The Times for conspiracy theories on Assad’s chemical attacks & Salisbury poisonings, now engages in Covid-19 Trutherism for Russian state propaganda outlet @RTUKnews, approvingly citing Douglas Murray. Quite extraordinary.
A Maigret novel came on Simenon like an illness: he would feel the pressure of an idea building to a point where he had...
Oliver KammThis is really good - John Lanchester in @LRB explains the allure of Simenon’s Maigret, referencing Penguin’s excellent recently completed series of the novels with translations by @RosSchwartz, @shauntranslates and others (incl my mother).
Keir Starmer is enjoying considerably greater public approval than either Boris Johnson or the government, new polling for the New Statesman has found. The new Labour leader enjoys a net approval rating of 21 per cent – 20 per cent more than the 1...