Defending “the right to tell people what they do not want to hear”

Having just finished reading Dorian Lynsky’s wonderful Ministry of Truth, a biography of George Orwell’s 1948 novel Nineteen Eighty Four, a recent headline from The Times newspaper caught my attention.  The Harvard professor of psychology Steven Pinker was accusing his critics of “launching an Orwellian attack” on his reputation.  Following back this story connected for […]