The Big Chill

The problem for all these countries trying to feel their way forward on policies like hate speech, Nazir-Ali said, is that they have “thin values, not thick values.” True liberty, equality, and the dignity of the human person are lost to the nebulous swirl of tolerance, he believes. British policies to accommodate each special group that enters the country, he says, send the message: “We don’t know who we are, we don’t know who you are, let’s live together separately.”