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Hillary Clinton: Of Glass Ceilings & Shattered Countries

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We live in a time when compassionate rhetoric is used as a weapon of state-corporate control. The rhetoric focuses on ethical concerns such as racial, gender and same-sex equality, but is disconnected from any kind of coherent ethical worldview. 2,262 more words


Four things I learnt from that "business leaders' letter"

Of course the election has moved on, but I just wanted to come back to last week’s “business leaders’ letter” to the Telegraph… 637 more words


Charlie Hebdo Reaction: Part 2, Know Your Enemy

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Part 1 is here.

If you’re on Facebook you might know the feeling. Somebody you know socially, somebody you like, generally intelligent and sound, has freshly planted on their Facebook page the latest effusion of  7,692 more words


“What I really love about the human race, what absolutely makes me collapse onto my knees and put my hands together as in prayer, as in ecstasy and love,

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Takes to the sky like a bird in flight... Are 'religious' and 'human' rights in conflict?

Inalienable human rights are the phlogiston of political science.  Sensible people who reject all kinds of superstition, pseudo-science, and quackery happily jump on board the rights train.   900 more words

The Esoteric


I used to be a newspaper reporter and I am grateful to have had more or less a full career at it.  But sometimes I am reminded of the misery of having to write crap because crap was on the news list and nobody had the nerve to offer anything better. 987 more words

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