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Canon Under Fire

Elleke Boehmer, Douglas Murray, Toby Young. Nigel Warburton hosts.

From Gove's attempt to put a more patriotic version of British history in the curriculum to the rise of so-called 'soft subjects', the British education system has become a battleground between those who believe in a canon of knowledge and those who want to subvert it. Who has the right to determine what our children learn?

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