Melanie Phillips

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Full name: Melanie Phillips

Area of interest: Society and Values

Journals/Organisation: The Times | Jerusalem Post | The Jewish Chronicle

Email: melanie@melaniephillips.com

Personal website: https://www.facebook.com/MelanieLatest

Blog: https://www.facebook.com/MelanieLatest

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Networks: https://twitter.com/#melanielatest

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About: 'Melanie Phillips is a British journalist, broadcaster and author. Her weekly column, which is currently appearing in The Times, has appeared over the years in the Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times and Daily Mail. She is a regular panellist on BBC Radio's The Moral Maze and appears frequently on BBC TV's signature political shows Question Time and The Daily Politics. She also writes regularly for the Jewish Chronicle and the Jerusalem Post.' [1]

Education: Putney High School, London; St Anne's College, Oxford: English

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Current position/role: Columnist

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Video: Regular panelist on BBC Radio 4's The Moral Maze and BBC One's Question Time

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Other: What drove Melanie Phillips to the right? - The much-mocked columnist stands as a warning of what happens when the liberal-left ignores its own weaknesses - 18th June 2010 by Keith Kahn-Harris writing in The Guardian

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  • The Divided House: Women at Westminster. Sidgwick and Jackson, 1980. ISBN 0-283-98547-X
  • Doctors' Dilemmas: Medical Ethics and Contemporary Science by Melanie Phillips & John Dawson. Harvester Press, 1985. ISBN 0-7108-0983-2
  • All Must Have Prizes. Warner, 1998. ISBN 0-7515-2274-0
  • The Sex-Change Society: Feminised Britain and the Neutered Male. Social Market Foundation, 1999. ISBN 1-874097-64-X
  • America's Social Revolution. Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society, 2001. ISBN 1-903386-15-2
  • The Ascent of Woman: A History of the Suffragette Movement and the Ideas Behind it. Little, Brown, 2003. ISBN 0-316-72533-1
  • Londonistan: How Britain Is Creating a Terror State Within OCLC 254413750, 2006

Latest work: The World Turned Upside Down: the Global Battle over God, Truth, and Power OCLC 435419419, Encounter books, 2010

  • and see: melaniephillips.com books

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Website: http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/public/profile/Melanie-Phillips

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Day published: Friday

Regularity: weekly

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Articles: 2017

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Articles: 2015

Articles: 2014

The Jerusalem Post:

Column name: As I see it

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Website: http://www.jpost.com/Author/Melanie-Phillips

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Articles: 2016

  • Turning enemies into friends and friends into foes - Iran is confident that Obama will lift sanctions whatever the regime may do, since if Iran walks away from the nuclear deal this would strip away the figleaf of progress and destroy Obama’s legacy - 21st January

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  • Safe? Such lies spell danger - Support free speech? Of course you do. So you support people defaming Israel as an apartheid state? Hmmm. Tricky, isn't it? Freedom of expression is a core western value which has been turned into a battleground - 25th February 2016
  • Exposing the enemy within - I've been reading with particular interest about the row over Tuvia Tenenbom's exclusion from a Limmud panel - 14th January 2016
  • The graduates of hatred - The current Arab murder campaign against Israeli Jews is being incited by the Palestinian leadership - 3rd December 2015
  • History lessons needed - Years ago, I asked the editor of an Israeli newspaper why Israel never acknowledged that the wellspring of the Arab onslaught against it lay in Islamic extremism - 22nd October 2015
  • The response to the migration crisis is blinkered emoting - It is very difficult for any diaspora Jew to deal rationally with Europe's migration crisis - 10th September 2015
  • Wars for Western minds - In the words of the 17th-century English diplomat Sir Henry Wotton, an ambassador is "an honest gentleman sent to lie abroad for the good of his country" - 30th July 2015
  • Still tormented by the past - In December 1990, a year after the Berlin Wall fell, Dina Gold, then a BBC investigative reporter, marched into the Ministry of Transport at Krausenstrasse 17/18 in former East Berlin and announced to the bemused official on duty, "I've come to claim my family's building." - 18th June 2015
  • A silence that imperils us - ... the President of the United States is poised to surrender the security of the west to its mortal enemy, Iran - 7th May 2015
  • Loyalty of Israel's true friend - In New York last week, I was talking to American Jews anxious about the very difficult relationship between President Obama and Israel's newly re-elected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu - 26th March 2015
  • Not afraid? What planet are you on? - Apparently, civilisation is saved! Some 3 million people took to the streets of Paris last Sunday to declare "Je suis Charlie" and that they would fight off the threat to freedom just like the French resistance - 15th January 2015
  • A deeply unsettling attack - An 11 year-old Israeli child, Ayala Shapira, suffered third-degree burns to her face and body last month when a car driven by her father Avner was firebombed in Ma’ale Shomron, part of the disputed territories - 6th January 2015

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