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Is nationality made up?

According to Max Fisher and Amanda Taub, national identity isn’t all it seems. It’s the myth that built the modern world. But it is just a fabrication? What actually brings people together into these entities we call nations? Fisher and Taub explain the origins of the nation in a new video series from The Interpreter, which

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How do we make cities work?

See the presentation by Michael Schluter CBE on Finance and Relationships Across Cities, from the 2017 Relational Thinking Week, held in Cambridge UK.

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Freeing minds

An excerpt from Tim Montgomerie’s assessment of the impact made by Michael Schluter, untiring advocate of an alternative to the materialism of Left and Right. The Jubilee Centre and its leader – Michal Schluter – offered something different. Something that found comprehensive expression in the book he co-wrote with David

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How productive are your relationships?

Economist Paul Mills gave a remarkable speech at the annual conference of the Relational Thinking Network in Cambridge at the end of September. He examined a range of subjects, offering “relational solutions” to global financial instability. It was fascinating to see the connections made between seemingly unrelated matters, showing that

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Inventing the individual

Individualism and the near global preoccupation with the self and the interests of the self is increasingly becoming the norm everywhere. This norm is an abnormality. It is destroying the foundations of what makes life meaningful, and long lasting human relations and fulfilment possible. From time immemorial humanity has been

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How our ideology is killing us

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that. John Stuart Mill Orlando now joins San Bernardino, Paris, Fort Hood and many others. Attempts to understand these atrocities focus on the ideology and theology of the killers – issues around ISIS, radical Islam, and hate

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The debate over Brexit – does distance matter?

The debate concerning Brexit, whether Britain should leave the EU, has well and truly begun. The Financial Times has published a short debate over the issue, between the Labour politican Peter Mandelson and Conservative MEP Daniel Hannan. During the debate, Daniel Hannan, arguing for Brexit, says that geographical proximity has never mattered

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Should we care about the World Economic Forum?

The World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos began this week and runs until Saturday 23rd. It brings together some 2,500 top business and political leaders, as well as some selected intellectuals, journalists and the occasional celebrity. Prior to this year’s forum, Klaus Schwab, the founder of the World Economic Forum, argued that we

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A society in love with hate

Enemy: it is the ascending relationship of our time. Terrorism, a Presidential election, and racial strife are but some of the forces that propel “enemy” as today’s hot stock in a turbulent relationship marketplace. The list of enemies seems to grow endlessly…Increasingly we are defined by the enemies we hate.

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The inconvenient truth about immigration

With the migrant crisis in Europe continuing, and leaders debating about what is to be done, it has been stated recently, by the UN, that the number of forcibly displaced people worldwide will “far surpass” a record 60 million a year. This issue is not going to go away. It

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