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Image: Václav Havel Library

18 September 2016: It was a pleasure speaking at the Václav Havel Library in Prague on the state of our media, the relativization of truth in a post-fact world, and (my favourite topic) the dangers of Russian disinformation. The full video of the panel discussion in which I partook is available below; the crux of my argument begins at 27:07.

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On 28 January 2016, Oxford’s Oriel College announced that it would not be removing the statue of Cecil Rhodes — a British imperialist and benefactor of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship — that has been at the centre of a student campaign demanding its displacement. The decision was made following a private consultation process undertaken by the college that found “overwhelming support” for keeping the statue and revealed a risk of fundraising losses upwards of £100m.

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