The Politics of Indignation: Richard King

The Politics of Indignation: Richard King

Sunday 31 August 2014, 11:30am—12:30pm

Outrage, offence and indignation are rife these days, particularly over the internet. People loudly claim their right not to be offended, effectively shutting arguments down. But are we too sensitive to outrage? Richard King's book, 'On Offence', tackles such issues head on, examining everything from the Koran burning to Twitter outrage. He talks with publisher and commentator Finlay Macdonald.

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THE POLITICS OF INDIGNATION: Richard King

Outrage, offence and indignation are rife these days, particularly over the internet. People loudly claim their right not to be offended, effectively shutting arguments down. But are we too sensitive to outrage? Are editors so nervous of fallout that they are censoring writers?

Richard King's book,' On Offence', described by one reviewer as 'sensible, philosophically robust and aggressively stated', tackles such issues head on, examining everything from Koran burning to Twitter outrage. He talks with publisher and commentator Finlay Macdonald.

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