Roald Dahl: Children’s friend or foe?

With books such as Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Witches and Matilda, Roald Dahl is a towering figure in children’s literature. His wildly imaginative tales have enthralled and delighted young readers the world over. But some critics argue his works contain anti-child messages, with unfavourable depictions of children deserving of the torment inflicted upon them by their adult oppressors.

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What the world needs now is tolerance

With civil society riven by identity politics, cancel culture and conspiracy theories, common ground is becoming harder to find. Yet for society to move forward and democracy to thrive, people need to work just as hard to develop an understanding and tolerance of opposing points of view, than they do at promoting their own, argues Dr Hugh Breakey, Senior Research

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