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The sex-pest tsunami and moral progress

On BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze, my colleagues and I took a broader approach to the sex-pest tsunami by asking whether our society had become more or less moral. Is the current torrent of allegations of sexual misbehaviour an ethical advance or a descent into bullying and injustice? Are moral values fixed, or do they adapt as cultures change and develop? Is the notion that moral progress is both inevitable and good a statement of the obvious or an ideological delusion? You can listen to the whole show here.

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