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Who we are (not) May 2, 2016 00:03

Who we are (not)

Identity politics was the ‘in-thing’ during the 1980s and 1990s. We loved to discover and then assert exactly who we were, usually against the [...]
 
The achievements of Verónika Mendoza April 25, 2016 04:19

The achievements of Verónika Mendoza

Elections are more than just votes. Votes, above all, are trends that express collective will, and that start or stop political phases in a [...]
 
On planet Thanet April 24, 2016 07:32

On planet Thanet

Dodger, a local homeless man I know, calls it “Planet Thanet”. This is the area around East Kent. It is, he asserts, another world, [...]
 
 
The other earthquakes April 24, 2016 06:31

The other earthquakes

“On the 31st of August of a year that I shall not say, successive earthquakes will destroy Santa Fe…” Francisco Margallo    Armando Orozco [...]
 
UK Welfarism: an analysis April 18, 2016 09:56

UK Welfarism: an analysis

The recent budget of the Conservative Government in Britain, delivered by Chancellor George Osborne, has caused consternation.   Steve Latham   Welfare cuts have [...]
 
Everything collapses … we all collapse April 10, 2016 07:11

Everything collapses … we all collapse

This is what the founder of the Silva Poetry House discovered, on the day that celebrating the hundred year anniversary of an important poet, [...]
 
 
What kind of Europe do we want? April 10, 2016 07:00

What kind of Europe do we want?

Some talk about the risk of Islamisation of the continent and the danger that a Muslim presence poses for Western society. Others see immigration [...]
 
Our cities are neither sustainable nor resilient April 10, 2016 05:41

Our cities are neither sustainable nor resilient

We are being sold the idea that our cities are sustainable and resilient. But to achieve environmental sustainability and mitigate climate change, we need [...]
 
The bookseller’s loss April 3, 2016 05:00

The bookseller’s loss

Amongst the books that from time to time he would bring to Alegría de Pío (our refuge in Bogota), one day Álvaro Castillo Granada [...]
 
 
Not baroque March 27, 2016 02:39

Not baroque

“Drama Painting, a modern Baroque” is the new exhibition of works by Thomas Newbolt, at the King’s Centre in London. Unfortunately, they are neither [...]
 
Terrorism: blaming Muslims  is to fall into Daesh’s game March 27, 2016 01:59

Terrorism: blaming Muslims is to fall into Daesh’s game

The terrorist group longs for a holy war between the West and the Muslim world. Solidarity, integration and multiculturalism should be our response, but [...]
 
Crying with laughter: nothing funnier than history March 27, 2016 00:38

Crying with laughter: nothing funnier than history

Cintio Vitier said that José Martí wrote his masterpiece “thinking through images”, and the Argentinian José Domingo Sarmiento compared him with the Spanish painter [...]
 
 
Verónika Mendoza, the Peruvian left and the next elections March 20, 2016 06:07

Verónika Mendoza, the Peruvian left and the next elections

Peru is preparing to elect a new president on the 10th of April.  After the exclusion of two candidates for contravening the electoral regulations [...]
 
Beyond fragmentation March 20, 2016 05:00

Beyond fragmentation

It’s normally cultural conservatives who lament the fragmentation of western culture: the loss of traditional morality, the decline of the two-parent family, and lack [...]
 
How a mindset aware education can transform deprived communities (II) March 13, 2016 06:17

How a mindset aware education can transform deprived communities (II)

Namely that a ‘growth mindset’ approach to educational and social change is an extremely powerful tool, especially as regards the needs of areas of [...]
 
 
 

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