Articles by Colin Turfus

Is “Positive Action” a Legitimate Means to an End?

It is often stated that so-called “positive action” aimed at righting historical injustices is permitted and indeed encouraged under UK law. But how true is this in reality? And is the use of such justifiable as a means of pursuing the end of diversity and inclusion targets?

The Quest for Social Justice?

The notion of “social justice” has been transformed and weaponised in recent years by proponents of applied postmodernism making use of a category mismatch between the political and moral realms. An understanding of their tactics and methods is needed to counteract the sleight-of-hand that is thus being deployed.

The Culture Wars and the “Right to Offend”

We live in the era of the Culture Wars and identity politics, fuelled by the absence of objective standards of truth and evaluation. What can be done to address the problem and rebuild the foundations on which civilised debate can be conducted?

Woke History of the UK

There is much controversy these days about what constitutes an authentic portrayal of the broad sweep of UK history. So it was that on one…

Can Two Wrongs Make a Right?

“So what do you say, Zara?” Ziggy asked his friend. “Can two wrongs make a right?” The answer came back immediately. “To ask the question…

The Myth of Progress?

It is a common element of the myths we human beings like to spin around our lives that our circumstances are progressing in a favourable…