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Science fiction from China
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Science fiction from China

Epic science fiction from China, on a scale spanning light years, combines narrative dexterity with a reactionary world view.   Sean Sheehan   Cixin Liu’s  intellectual appropriation of the science fiction genre is seriously impressive and manifested in a brain-tickling trilogy of novels: “The three-body problem”, “The dark forest” and […]

Identity in today’s world
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Identity in today’s world

The idea that identity is not a fixed instance or an unchangeable essence, would not appear to deserve more serious discussion. _ Claudio Chipiana* In the time of the revolution in communication, the ever shrinking world and the possibility of establishing simultaneous contact between people at the four corners of […]

Abortion:  on the political use of language
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Abortion: on the political use of language

Ealing Council in London recently passed a new regulation, establishing a ‘buffer zone’ around an abortion clinic.   Steve Latham   Anti-abortion protestors had been conducting vigils outside the clinic, and were accused of intimidating the women going for a termination. They apparently called women ‘mum’, asked them to take […]