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What do we mean by ‘success’?
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What do we mean by ‘success’?

What do we mean by ‘success’? Do ethnic minorities have a problem achieving this, compared with the population as a whole? Are there things that block the way to ‘success’ in a secular culture, and how can this be achieved?   Nigel Pocock   While the notion of ‘ethnic minorities’ […]

The better angels of our nature?
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The better angels of our nature?

Is violence decreasing worldwide? This is the question addressed by Steven Pinker (professor of psychology, Harvard), to which he answers a resounding, albeit qualified, 800 page ‘Yes!’   Nigel Pocock   For hundreds of years violence has been dropping, even if there are huge spikes in the downward graph caused […]