Nelson Jones blogs as Heresiarch, dedicated to countering complacency, received opinions and incoherent thought wherever it is found in religion, atheism, politics and popular culture. The blog was shortlisted for the Orwell Prize in 2011, and long-listed in 2009. He also blogs under his own name for the New Statesman. Nelson also writes regularly for Skeptic magazine.
The war on alcohol: new puritanism or healthy sobriety?
"The 2012 Battle of Ideas at the Barbican was the best ever. It was bustling with interesting people, punchy debates and new ideas. I can't wait for 2013's."
Philippe Legrain, adviser to José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission