The policy concept of the ‘creative industries’ proposed by Britain’s New Labour government reflects developments in the knowledge economy. Simon Roodhouse argues that it represents a viable framework for engaging with both public and private sectors, establishing cultural activity as new industry, and responding to technological developments.
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Bill Maher’s film Religulous does not subject secular rationality to the same withering critique as it does faith and and religious belief. But, argues Rohit Chopra, it raises necessary and difficult questions about the right to offend, the arrogance of easy certitudes, and the dangers of religious absolutism.
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