The Children of Snobs

Given how pejorative the term is, we’re understandably keen to locate snobs somewhere far from us. They are the people…

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The Point of Travel

What’s the point of travel? It’s to help make us into better people. It’s a sort of therapy. Without anything…

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HISTORY OF IDEAS – Capitalism

Today, pretty much every economy in the world is organized along capitalist lines but at the same time, capitalism is…

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HISTORY OF IDEAS – The Renaissance

The phenomenon known as the Renaissance is one of the standard stops on any tour through the history of Western…

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Why Love Involves Teaching

There’s a few around that the most romantic thing you could tell someone else is, ” I don’t want to…

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Why Love and Teaching Belong Together

One of the most delightful and thrilling aspects of the early days of a love affair is the sense that…

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Learning to Be a Friend to Yourself

We are so mean to ourselves. So utterly, barbarically cruel. If we saw someone treating a stranger the way we…

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How To Be A Good Teacher

This video is sponsored by Skillshare. Click the link in the description for more information. A discussion of how to…

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What are Universities for?

What are universities really for? Well, the main thing is to teach people how to make a living. Educating the…

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Why Design Matters

Design is the posh word for thinking a lot about how stuff looks A designed object is one whose makers…

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