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Posted on 26 February 2018 | 3:51 am
Ban the M word – why it's time to stop
New StatesmanBan the M word – why it's time to stop talking about millennialsNew StatesmanIn his seminal collection of 1928, Sceptical Essays, my hero, Bertrand Russell, wrote: “The interest of the state in education is very recent. It did not exist in antiquity or the Middle Ages.” As the state has become more involved in education, not ...
Posted on 26 February 2018 | 3:39 am
Spain is better off without a new budget -
The Corner EconomicSpain is better off without a new budgetThe Corner EconomicBut disappointing the markets could fuel a merciless backlash, especially if Italy opts for an unreliable government in the upcoming elections. There is much at stake indulging in a loose budgetary stance right now. The government in Spain should stick ...
Posted on 26 February 2018 | 3:03 am
We all need to confront the race issue -
We all need to confront the race issueSowetanLIVE Sunday WorldNormalising race relations for a better South Africa will require readjusting the white mind and fixing the black mind. To say the rear-view mirror is smaller than the windscreen is not to betray an insufficient appreciation of the weight of history on ...
Posted on 26 February 2018 | 1:44 am
Five things about Sarubhakta - MyRepublica
MyRepublica (satire) (press release) (blog)Five things about SarubhaktaMyRepublica (satire) (press release) (blog)Any discourse on Nepali literature would be barely complete without mentioning the works of celebrated litterateur Bhakta Raj Shrestha. He has written most of his works under the penname Sarubhakta. A poet, playwright, lyricist and an essayist ...
Posted on 25 February 2018 | 7:57 pm
A Harvard professor had the perfect response
Here’s his answer: My son forced me to systematically examine what matters in life — what really matters — and in the end, I came to appreciate a quote from his namesake, Bertrand Russell, more than I could have ever imagined: “The good life is one ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:41 am
Premature Eradication: How the Media Kills
Philosopher Bertrand Russell contended with more sinister behavior. In 1920, after surviving a nasty bout of pneumonia while in China, Japanese correspondents pestered Russell’s future wife, Dora Black, with requests to interview the convalescing ...
Posted on 25 August 2015 | 11:36 pm
How can I minimize my chances of having a
My son forced me to systematically examine what matters in life — what really matters — and in the end, I came to appreciate a quote from his namesake, Bertrand Russell, more than I could have ever imagined: “The good life is one inspired by love and ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 6:00 pm
6 Signs You Worry Too Much About What Others
If we all thought alike the human race would have died out long ago. As Bertrand Russell wrote, "Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric." We thrive when we get along with others, and think and act ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 8:26 am
Phish Comes to Watkins Glen
But unfortunately, they usually do. As Bertrand Russell writes in The Problems of Philosophy, “In daily life, we assume as certain many things which, on a closer scrutiny, are found to be so full of apparent contradictions that only a great amount of ...
Posted on 20 August 2015 | 8:45 pm