Over at the Quillette Podcast, Toby Young interviews Nigel Biggar, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology at Oxford, about his experience of being mobbed by students, activists, and even colleagues. They discuss what motivates academic outrage mobs and what can be done to defend free speech at British and American universities.
The fuss is over Biggar’s research project pertaining to “The Ethics of Empire,” which is not an apology for empire, as much as an exploration of how empires are remembered and the legacies they create, from China to Britain to the Americas.
A must-listen-to interview for anyone interested in academic freedom, ethics, theology, and tertiary education!
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