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New Atheism, a personal choice or a political mandate?

New Atheism, a personal choice or a political mandate?

Religion has been blamed for a number of violent incidences in recent years, but how much can a collective group of people who worship a particular faith be blamed over the extreme views of an individual?

Dr Russell Foster, in the Department of European and International Studies at King’s College London, explores ‘Public Atheism’, and how the “collective belief of no belief” attempts to eradicate religion from society, with some arguing that this causes as much violence and fear as extremists.

Listen to Dr Russell Foster on our Comment podcast series and read his recent article in The Conversation