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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, […]

Muslim ‘evangelists’
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Muslim ‘evangelists’

My friend and I used to sit and drink coffee on Edgware Road, to talk about life, and about his passions. What he said made me think about issues of tolerance in western liberal society.   Steve Latham   His own overriding concern is promoting his faith. For this, he […]

Class in Britain today
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Class in Britain today

According to the Great British Class Survey, our society is now divided into seven social classes, instead of the traditional three – upper, middle and working class. . Steve Latham . A research project organised by the BBC and several universities has drawn on empirical findings, using data about cultural […]

A history of violence
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A history of violence

I went to secondary school from 1968 until 1975. It was a Grammar School. I did not know that I was about to enter a world of institutionalised violence.   Steve Latham   At the pinnacle of our little world, was the Headmaster. In his office he kept the cane. […]

Writing a column
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Writing a column

  Last week editor told me she thought my writing was “cynical”, and that I “don’t care what people think”. What I think she meant was that I write what I think, and don’t consider the act of writing.   Steve Latham   One contributor apparently agonises over his writing, […]