Watch a video of a panel discussion on the topic: “Protecting the Legacy of Freedom: The Ideas of the Enlightenment in the 21st Century”, organised by the Australian Centre for Independent Studies, and be ready to question some deeply held beliefs:

The Big Ideas Forum, featuring Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Arthur Herman, Frank Furedi, James Spiegelman and Jonathan Le Cocq

“Somali-born writer, activist and feminist Ayaan Hirsi Ali is best known for her explosive 2007 memoir, “Infidel”, which recounts a repressed and brutal childhood in a Muslim family, including being genitally mutilated by her devout grandmother. Having publicly lambasted both Islam and the prophet Mohammed, she has been the target of numerous death threats…
Dr. Arthur Herman is an historian and author. He has recently come to notoriety with a series of public statements and op-ed pieces arguing that climate change is a myth propagated by zealots, and will be proven by history to be as ideologically driven as eugenics was in the first half of the 20th Century…
Professor Frank Furedi is a sociologist. He has written extensively on the sociology of risk, and more recently has turned his attention to an idea that we’re living in a fear-soaked, overly cautious society, in which the state is over-regulating emotions such as fear and happiness…”

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