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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Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person

We’re desperate to avoid it of course, but we won’t, for a lot of very good reasons: We don’t understand…

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POP CULTURE: What Is Cinema For?

Cinema is the most prestigious cultural activity in the modern world. It is for us what theater was in the…

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How to Have a Good Conversation

“Old Boy… is it a guy trapped in a room?” “Yeah, yeah, yeah… basically. It has a twist– just wait…

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Why Humanity Destroyed Itself

One day, if human civilisation ever wipes itself out, aliens or one of our successors will cast an eye on…

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LITERATURE – George Orwell

George Orwell was an English intellectual who died in 1950 and used literature for the only reason it ultimately really…

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HISTORY: CONSUMERISM

For most of history, the overwhelming majority of the Earth’s inhabitants have owned, more or less, nothing. The clothes they…

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Why Only the Happily Single Find True Love

One of the most important principles for choosing a lover sensibly is not to feel in any hurry to make…

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The Seven Deadly Sins

Christianity has, traditionally, spoken a lot about sinners. In the fourth century, the Church identified ‘seven deadly sins’: failings of…

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