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Pandaemonium is four years old. (The birthday was actually last month, but I’m never good with dates…) I thought that it was time I updated my list of ‘essential readings’ from the blog that I publish on my Introduction page. So, for those who have not read them yet, here are 21 essays, talks and reviews from over the past four years that I think best set out my arguments and ideas. And if you want even more, there is a longer (but hopefully no less essential) list of 99. This shorter list is in random order; the longer on the Introduction page in chronological order.

My thanks to everyone who has read, commented on and supported Pandaemonium over the years (last month also saw my millionth visitor – I don’t know who you are, but you are most welcome). And keep a look out over the next few weeks for some exciting new initiatives on Pandaemonium and for new ways of supporting it…


The essential Pandaemonium list…

What is wrong with multiculturalism?, Part 1 and Part 2, 4 & 7 June 2012

Who needs God?, 6 February 2012

Populism: What, why, how?, 5 November 2014

In defence of diversity, 25 November 2013

Why hate speech should not be banned, 19 April 2012

Without a moral safety net, 12 May 2014

Notes on religious freedom, 17 June 2012

The forgotten roots of the First World War, 15 May 2014

The Enlightenment and the Death of God, 10 June 2014

Test tube truths, 14 April 2011

Abortion, infanticide, humanity, free speech, 7 March 2012

When does criticism of Islam become Islamophobia?, 14 November 2013

The wrong solution to the wrong problem, 1 December 2012

Why both sides are wrong in the race debate, 4 March 2012

A policy without conscience, 9 October 2013

The pleasures of pluralism, the pain of offence, 17 June 2013

The many roots of Christian Europe, 2 March 2014

Radical Islam and the rage against modernity, 28 January, 2014

Blank slates and straw dogs, 25 July 2013

To cast the Enlightenment in a radical light, 20 June 2013

Je suis Charlie? It’s a bit late, 8 January 2014

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