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positive vs negative experience (in politics, democracy and life)

I’m borrowing hallowed terms here, of course.

I’ve been wondering on Twitter this evening about how we can make politics more useful; or maybe that’s less useless you might prefer to say. 820 more words

Thinking Time

Freedom or freedoms?

References to the concept of freedom are ubiquitous throughout contemporary political discourse, and given the way people speak it seems that everyone is in favour of freedom, and yet people disagree deeply about the nature of this concept. 1,163 more words

Political Philosophy

Freedom on the Fourth


As we approach the 4th of July, American Independence Day, I have been thinking of what it means to be free. Freedom, of course, has different meanings to different people. 595 more words

Nick Clegg's press conference shows the problems for democracy of being in a coalition

If you are ever in need of a primer in the problems of coalition government, you should look no further than Nick Clegg’s press conference yesterday. 653 more words

Politics