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Against progress
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Against progress

Finally the illusion of human progress is ended. The current state certainly western culture gives the lie to the dreams of infinite improvement and betterment.     Steve Latham   For the last few centuries, western societies have warmed themselves with the hope that things are getting better. With the […]

Guilt matters
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Guilt matters

    “Guilt is a great motivator”, I said to my therapist. She was not impressed. Of course I was being provocative. But psychotherapists are often concerned at mitigating our guilt-feelings, seeing them as signs of a repressive superego.   Steve Latham   Guilt can indeed be induced, as a […]

Technological acceleration?
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Technological acceleration?

 I love the internet. I just wish I knew about more about how to use it. I am a technological illiterate. I admire the possibilities inherent in this medium.   Steve Latham   There are, however, some voices questioning our rush to all things ‘webby’. It is not all wonderment. […]

Capitalist multiculturalism
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Capitalist multiculturalism

This week The Prisma holds a debate on multiculturalism, and asks whether multiculturalism has failed, and whether it still has something positive to contribute to society.  . Steve Latham . I don’t want to prejudge that debate here, although it is an important issue; and certainly I am a supporter […]

Marxist theology
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Marxist theology

It is strange to observe that Slovenian Marxist philosopher Slavoj Zizek is now famous now for writing books about theology. . Steve Latham . Zizek has written in glowing terms about St. Paul, and forthrightly defended the Christian heritage against secularist attempts to minimise its influece. He is, of course, […]