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Comment 23 by Ben.Brown :

Before anyone points out my mistake, I would like to openly admit that I am an idiot for saying Countries then Africa as an example. I know what I was thinking, and I certainly made a fool of myself. I meant to say Countries within Africa. Apologies for my brain fart!

You are Sarah Palin and I claim my £5.

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 12:22:41 UTC | #891026

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A C Grayling?

Sun, 13 Nov 2011 16:50:48 UTC | #889831

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Richard,

I'm the chap who asked you about dissemination of your works in the Muslim world when you were at Bath Library last week. I'm sure there are many many issues to consider - legality for sure in some countries, and hostility by the bucketload just about everywhere. Getting a reliable translation into Arabic will I am sure be fraught with difficulty, and your comments above about idioms suggest that it may be hard to generate a translation that works well everywhere - I am sure Arabic varies from place to place just as English does. But this is the region where your works, and those of others, may make such a difference to the rationalist movement and the "bang per buck" could be at it's highest. It would be truly wonderful if translations of your key works (and those of others) might be made freely available online in Arabic - you indicated you're not overly bothered about "bootleg" copies in the Muslim world. I suppose my suggestion really is that if an organisation could establish a website to make important stuff freely available in Arabic to the Muslim world, this might make a difference. It would of course need those owning the works to give it their OK - but I reckon this wouldn't be an issue - and it would need support from volunteers to do the translation - but the IT side seems straightforward and it would require little maintenance.

Just thinking out loud!

Sun, 06 Nov 2011 18:32:35 UTC | #887941

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I think what is really needed in the House of Lords is another mass extinction event.

Fri, 04 Nov 2011 09:09:32 UTC | #887272

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Now on youtube:-

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Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:38:25 UTC | #879781

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