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Little Atoms' top stories (the free speech edition)

The week's top stories on Little Atoms: from free speech on campus to freakin' out to Krautrock

1. Liberals have allowed the Right to own free speech

Jamie Bartlett's essay is a stirring rebuke to anyone who is complacent about free expression. It was hugely popular this week.

Read it now if you haven't already

2.University cancels free speech comedy show

As if to prove Jamie's point, an unseemly row blew up at a London university over the cancellation of feminist comic Kate Smurthwaite's show there.

Read here

3. The science of vaccination means nothing without trust

Measles has broken out in America, and anti-Vaxxers are to blame. But Martin Robbins says we can't browbeat worried parents who listen to unscientific lies

Read here

4. Argentina's terror shame

Alberto Nisman's death reveals the sickness at the heart of Argentinian society.

Read here

5. Krautrock And The Building Of Modern Germany

This week's Little Atoms radio show featured the brilliant David Stubbs discussing the birth and legacy of Krautrock

Listen here


What happens when you put the tweets of real poets through a random Twitter poetry generator?

The answer will shock and amaze you (or at least lead you to read some quite good British poets).

Read here

Padraig Reidy is the editor of Little Atoms. He is Director of Editorial at 89up and has written and ghostwritten for The Evening Standard, The Guardian, The Observer, The Irish Times, The Daily Telegraph, The New Statesman, The Sun, and The Irish Post.

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