I want to examine the key issue of how to establish a balance of diversity and unity. Too much diversity, and society will fragment; too much unity and we have a closed society. How do we find the balance? Is it too much to suggest that it is possible to […]
This looks like a highly provocative and paradoxical title, and so it is. What we present here is an outworking of Ofer Zur’s article (2006), The Pathology of Victimhood. Nigel Pocock Zur argues that the tendency to ignore the psychology of victims arises from a fear of […]
Presented like this, this sounds like a ridiculous question. Aren’t ‘cure’ and ‘healing’, synonyms? One author at, least, thinks not, and for important reasons. There are significant differences between these terms. Nigel Pocock ‘Cure’ is seen as symptomatic of western culture. It is associated with immediacy. ‘Healing’ is […]
The world was built on ‘machismo’ when it was said that God was a man. A concept from which Bogota never escaped: a warped city until it became a metropolis without a beginning or end, of which the Spanish conquistador arbitrarily changed the name, from Bacatá to Bogotá.
So says an ancient letter writer. Flying in the face of natural selection, survival of the fittest, and Social Darwinism. It begs the question, what is the fittest? Who is the strongest? Nigel Pocock . What is actually best for society in terms of natural selection? Can people control their […]