Letter: Encouraging civility in online debate

Jonathan Freedland recently addressed the issue of civility in online debate (The blogosphere risks putting off everyone but point-scoring males, Comment, Guardian, April 11, 2007). In his considered reflections on democracy and online debate, Freedland is right to note that “the more democratic encounter is the meeting properly chaired, allowing everyone their say”. Media and […]

Letter: In defence of the Design Museum

The objections of Terence Conran, prompted by James Dyson’s resignation, to trends in the Design Museum’s programme (Guardian, Letters, ‘Concepts of design’ October 5, 2004, in response to ‘Dyson resigns seat at Design Museum’ Jonathan Glancey, Guardian, September 28, 2004) are quite understandable and correct. However, the Design Museum is being pushed in its current direction […]