29 08, 2019

How can we recover ‘civic’ dialogue ?

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https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/27/dont-interfere-with-brexit-archbishop-of-canterbury-justin-welby-told With the Archbishop chairing one hopes that the language will be respectful. How has our political language become so debased?  The Sun and Fox News have had the lowest standards for ever but in government and society as a

10 09, 2017

Nostalgia for Empire !

By |September 10th, 2017|Categories: History|0 Comments

Because of the rise in empire nostalgia, knowing the truth about the brutality of empire is important. Our schools don’t teach empire and most Brits know little and what they do know is coloured by ideas of benevolent patriarchy.  In

1 09, 2017

Let’s stop labelling people!

By |September 1st, 2017|Categories: History|0 Comments

India's lost emperor Ashoka set about governing India by moral force alone!  He renounced violence including the death penalty and this was Before Christ !  Ashoka turned Buddhism from a minor sect into a world religion but  his name was cleansed

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