Trump’s folly over the Iran deal comes through loud and clear | Letters
Angry male voices are drowning out truth in politics, argues Nick Mayer, while Randhir Singh Bains fears for India in the wake of Trump’s blunt rejection of the Iran nuclear deal. Plus letters from Ian Sinclair and Linda Karlsen
Natalie Nougayrède highlights the most prevalent manifestation of the debasement of democracy through the ages, namely that of the invariably male, loud, rude and hectoring voice which threatens to destroy truth and silence others (As the Iran crisis looms, prepare for a battle over facts, 9 May). Little wonder the effect of angry male barracking was to “intimidate other people in the room” at Nougayrède’s conference, supporting the observation that “Dialogue was not what those angry men … wanted”.
From Donald Trump shouting down Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail, Nigel Farage flooding the EU debate with twisted hysteria, to Sebastian Gorka on Newsnight blustering against legitimate rational questions and Jordan Peterson’s scorn in the interview by Cathy Newman on Channel 4 News, these are voices that must be challenged.Continue reading...