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Professor Ashok Swain: The strange disappearance of the anti-war movement
Joining UnHerd to talk about why so few voices in public life and the media have spoken out against the shipment of cluster bombs, and about the recession of anti-war sentiment more widely, is the academic and writer Ashok Swain. A professor of peace and conflict research at Uppsala University in Sweden, he is one of the world’s leading experts on conflict resolution. His nation of residence is now set to join Nato, and he sat down with Freddie Sayers to unpick how Sweden’s proposed membership goes against its history of neutrality.
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Busting the Bill Gates myth35:03UnHerd's Flo Read meets Tim Schwab to discuss Bill Gates and the myth of the good billionaire.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali: From New Atheist to Christian convert36:21UnHerd's Freddie Sayers sits down with former New Atheist Ayaan Hirsi Ali to discuss why she now considers herself to be Christian.
How RFK Jr. could decide the 2024 election27:18UnHerd's Freddie Sayers meets pollster Joe Bedell to discuss the 2024 US election, Trump, and RFK Jr.
Nick Bostrom: How AI will lead to tyranny43:07UnHerd's Flo Read meets Nick Bostrom.
Why does the Left support Palestine?01:06:09UnHerd's Freddie Sayers sits down with professional troublemaker James Lindsay and Novara Media's Aaron Bastani to discuss the modern and historical relationship between the political Left and support of Palestine.
Israeli Ambassador on the War on Gaza28:41UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers meets Tzipi Hotovely, Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom.
Jonathan Sumption: War, Lockdowns and Lessons from the Past01:06:28Former Supreme Court judge, and celebrated historian of The Hundred Years War, Jonathan Sumption joins UnHerd’s Freddie Sayers to discuss continental entanglements past and present, and the disrupted civil and international order we face today.
Kathleen Stock: Inside Britain’s new trans clinics40:26Since its closure was announced last July, Gids — the Gender Identity Development Service at the world-renowned Tavistock and Portman Trust — has become synonymous with mismanagement and medical scandal.It was supposed to be a haven for young people experiencing gender-related distress. Instead, following a string of complaints by whistle-blowers, an “inadequate” rating by the Care Quality Commission, a high-profile judicial review and, finally, a damning independent review, it was deemed unsafe.In its place, two new regional hubs were set to open, with several more centres to follow. For Gids’s long-standing critics, concerned about the distress its tumult was having on children, this came as a huge relief.The story, however, does not end here.Kathleen Stock has spent the past month speaking to a range of clinicians, NHS professionals and parents of dysphoric children — to find out whether Gids’s new service will be an improvement.The portrait she paints is stark: her findings suggest that the NHS gender services are yet to become a clinically safe space for children and teens, with senior figures still pushing an activist ideology. Only last week, NHS bosses internally announced that they are significantly delaying the launch of one of the hubs. And as she reveals in her investigation, it is unlikely to be the final twist in Gids’s new chapter…
Yascha Mounk: Israel to America - escaping the identity trap01:04:19Whatever happened to universalism? Academic and author of The Identity Trap, Yascha Mounk, explores how a relatively obscure and marginal set of ideas about identity have come to dominate our social, cultural and political life – and makes the case for universal, humanist values.