THE WEEK THAT WAS (24-28/09/2012)
This week: I pushed back against Hizb ut-Tahrir and those seeking censorship on religious grounds; I explained the reasoning behind Marine Le Pen’s call for a ban on kippot; I questioned Catholic teaching on homosexuality, noting the need for a separation of church and state; and, I looked at Benjamin Netanyahu’s now-infamous address to the UN General Assembly.
Other writers featured this week included Andrew Sullivan in Newsweek on Barack Obama as the Democrats’ Ronald Reagan. Elsewhere, Nigella Lawson returned to our screens with her new show, Nigellissima, and Tony Blair appeared on Morning Joe to discuss the crisis in the Middle East. On writing, Martin Amis discussed his war against cliche, and Stephen Sondheim revealed the origins of Follies in this week’s extract from The Paris Review. The song of the week was Carly Simon’s “You’re So Vain”.