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Pre election polls and Pisa - why neither measure in the way claimed

 Why exit polling gets it right and pre-election polling doesn’t


Dr Hugh Morrison (drhmorrison@gmail.com)


An explanation for the conflicting messages from polling


I have been a critic of PISA league tables for many years.  1,805 more words

Grammar Schools

The last hurrah of the Oxford Movement

I recently heard about the so-called “Agatha Christie” indult, through which the use of the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Liturgy was first authorized in England and Wales in 1971, fourteen years before this was permitted anywhere else. 385 more words


Elizabeth Anscombe: "the life of lust is one in which we dishonour our bodies"

“The trouble about the Christian standard of chastity is that it isn’t and never has been generally lived by; not that it would be profitless if it were. 188 more words

Religious/Theological Reflections

Behind the corporate mask

If poems, as W.B. Yeats suggests, are masks–ways to act while wearing a different face than your natural one–then they have something in common with corporations. 1,087 more words


Is there a special moral sense to the language of criminal law? If not, can we do without it?


“The situation, if I am right, was the interesting one of the survival of a concept outside the framework of thought that made it a really intelligible one…”

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Alasdair MacIntyre

Anscombe, Velleman, and the Guise of the Good: An Essay

J. David Velleman, in his article “The Guise of the Good,” admits that he is “not opposed to describing desire as the attitude of regarding something as good, so long as this description is taken merely to express the attitude’s… 2,094 more words