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To our readers ,

Freedom of Speech

04

Claire Fox Interview

07

Al Qaeda Theology

10

Student Journalism

11

Malcolm X

12

Moral Relativism

14

Charity in Focus

16

The Criminal Gene

18

HIV Causes AIDS?

20

Anarchy Today

22

Fuck For Forest

24

Jonno’s Fables

25

LIVID

26

Torchwood torched

28

Welcome to spring. A casual glance from your window might reveal a brightly lit court, a fat duck plucking at a stem of grass, a pair of butterflies mating helplessly in the dewy air. Go on, leave those books. Step out into a brave new world and make sure you take this copy with you. Here we cast off the polemical garb of the last issue and don the investigative deerstalker and pipe. Since the terrible events of September 11 th 2001, the world has undergone enormous economic, political and social change. Perhaps in the chaos of that fateful day we did not anticipate the extent to which our liberty would be curtailed through the fear of recurrence. With increased powers to hold without charge, and hawkishly observed rights to free speech, we very much live in the long shadow of the fallen towers. As we are sure you’ll agree, our seven page inquiry into contemporary free thinking comes to some interesting conclusions. And there’s more. Treat yourself to the writing of some of Cambridge’s finest comedy talent, indulge in the world’s wackiest science, and discover a little known group of sexual deviants in Norway. We extend our sincere thanks to our valued team: the hero that is Danny Mirpuri-Vatvani has excelled himself again with his art, and Andy Spanring and Katie Chesover have helped with the formatting. Thanks also to our sponsors, in particular the champion, Eddie the barber, VIVID’s longest running sponsor, and purveyor of the best haircuts in Cambridge. The summer’s coming. Work hard. Play harder. Carry this volume everywhere. If nothing else, you can use it as a hat in the inevitable rain.

The Haggis at No.10

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Life’s not just black and white,

MissChief

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MAY 2008

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Stephen Eisenhammer David Story

Dine at Alimentum during graduation week and win a case of wine


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