Anti-Woke: A Duty to Offend – Brendan O’Neill (dubbed “The Most Hated Man on UK Campuses”)
Peter’s Whittle’s guest this week is free speech campaigner and columnist Brendan O’Neill, editor of Spiked Online and a frequent commentator on Sky News’s paper review etc.
Starting out on the far left as a writer for Living Marxism, the journal of the Revolutionary Communist Party, Brendan O’Neill now classifies himself as an atheist libertarian.
He is no longer as interested in traditional Left/Right political divisions believing, like many others, that these have been superseded by society’s new divisions (in essence the platform for the culture wars).
Dubbed “The Most Hated Man on UK campuses” by The Tab, He has taken his campaign against censorship and the “no platforming” of speakers to university campuses, attacking the authoritarian, close-minded attitude of the (generally privileged middle class) “woke” students & staff who prefer to shut down debate rather than attempt to rebut challenging views.