Monthly Archives: May 2017

What Is Life?

Oh tell me, what is my life without your love Tell me who am I without you by my side? (George Harrison) Many George Harrison lyrics are intentionally ambiguous. They can be read, and usually are read, as straightforward romantic boy … Continue reading

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Manchester: This Is The Place

And these hard times again, in these streets of our city, but we won’t take defeat and we don’t want your pity. Because this is a place where we stand strong together, with a smile on our face, greater Manchester … Continue reading

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ISIS, Napoleons of Crime

When more or less abstract ideas begin to be translated by believers in them into facts on the ground then it behoves those of us who are the objects of this activity to pay some attention to the ideas in … Continue reading

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Secularism: What Is It Good For?

There is a rare consensus among Western intellectuals that the best form of governance under all circumstances requires that the State be secular. Yet it is somewhat less clear what the word ‘secular’ concretely means in this context. The bumper … Continue reading

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