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Press: Evolutionary approach to facts

by Andrew Brown

THE interesting thing about the National Secular Society (NSS) is the way in which a body officially devoted to rational and sceptical thought exploits the reluctance of the press to exert itself to either.

The idea that some alien out-group is steal­ing “our” money is the foundation of the Daily Mail’s attacks on asylum-seekers or benefit scroungers. All that the NSS has done is to twist this pattern so that Churches become the illicit scroungers. It works ...

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