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The New Puritans – Andrew Doyle Book Launch

September 27, 2022 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0

Join us for an exclusive in-person event in central London, or online if you prefer, to celebrate the publication of Andrew Doyle’s latest book ‘The New Puritans: How the Religion of Social Justice Captured the Western World’.

Amongst his many accomplishments, Andrew Doyle is the author of ‘Free Speech And Why It Matters’, the creator of woke icon Titania McGrath and co-creator of fictional news reporter Jonathan Pie. He is the host of the weekly ‘Free Speech Nation’ programme on GBNews, founder of Comedy Unleashed and a very good friend to the Free Speech Union. Andrew has been a member of FSU’s Advisory Council from the start.

His new book is described by the Sunday Times as,

‘A sober but devastating skewering of cancel culture and the moral certainties it shares with religious fundamentalism.’

Engaging, incisive and acute, The New Puritans is a deeply necessary exploration of our current cultural climate and an urgent appeal to return to a truly liberal society.

The puritans of the seventeenth century sought to refashion society in accordance with their own beliefs, but they were deep thinkers who were aware of their own fallibility. Today, in the grasp of the new puritans, we see a very different story.

Leading a cultural revolution driven by identity politics and so-called ‘social justice’, the new puritanism movement is best understood as a religion – one that makes grand claims to moral purity and tolerates no dissent. Its disciples even have their own language, rituals and a determination to root out sinners through what has become known as ‘cancel culture’.

In ‘The New Puritans’Andrew Doyle powerfully examines the underlying belief-systems of this ideology, and how it has risen so rapidly to dominate all major political, cultural and corporate institutions. He reasons that, to move forward, we need to understand where these new puritans came from and what they hope to achieve. Written in the spirit of optimism and understanding, Doyle offers an eloquent and powerful case for the reinstatement of liberal values and explains why it’s important we act now.


September 27, 2022
7:30 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+0
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The Free Speech Union
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The Art Workers’ Guild
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