Category Archives: UK

Misrepresentation

On holidays I sometimes go to car boot-sales – what in the U.S. they call rummage sales, where people carry their spare or unwanted belongings to a field, and unload them onto tarps or picnic tables. You get to see … Continue reading

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A tribute to Clive Hart

What sense can we make of a life? Granted, there may not be any single meaning. But is it possible we might find something robust to hold on to? Perhaps a family of meanings? These questions grip me as I … Continue reading

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Leave to Remain

Why I cried about Brexit. I cried about the referendum. Explaining why is hard. It’s not that I was committed to the EU as such. I admire some of the values associated with the project of European integration: cosmopolitanism and … Continue reading

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Rebooting democracy

In the New Scientist, Niall Firth channels a frustration with the democratic process that many in Britain are feeling in the wake of the general election. The system’s broken. Nothing changes. All politicians are the same. Why vote? It’s a … Continue reading

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