Free interplay of ideas overcomes the bad, says Naipaul


NaipaulPaying tribute to the idea of liberty in the American constitution, Nobel laureate VS Naipaul opened a major conference in London on Wednesday by stressing that in societies where there was a free interplay of ideas, the good can often overcome the bad.

Naipaul, 81, delivered the opening address of the ‘Margaret Thatcher Conference on Liberty 2014’ organised by the Centre for Policy Studies to mark the 40th anniversary of its founding by Thatcher and Keith Joseph.

Speakers included academics such as Niall Ferguson, Deepak Lal and Richard Epstein, and former Australian PM John Howard, General Petraeus and Lord Saatchi. Naipaul was described as ‘the only living British winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature’.

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