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LIFESTYLE

Connected but disconnected

Millennials are the most connected generation to have ever lived but a significant proportion of them are plagued by loneliness, an expert has warned. The charity Relate said that under-25s are “increasingly likely” to experience loneliness. But they are by no means the only generation tormented by the loneliness epidemic that is sweeping Britain. Around

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LIFESTYLE

Being Christian in Western Europe

 A newly-published survey by Pew Forum indicates that the majority of Europe’s Christians are non-practicing, but they differ from religiously unaffiliated people in their views

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EUROPE

The rocky road of EU reform

Open Europe has published a new briefing, ‘The rocky road ahead for the Franco-German reform drive.’ The briefing argues that it is increasingly unlikely that Franco-German

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IDEAS

“Nothing dictates the future as ruthlessly as established thought. The most effective way to change the future is to create a new way of thinking.”

The culture of contempt

Robert Hall, May 31, 2018  Somehow the royal wedding of Harry and Meghan at St. George’s Chapel – testimony to the power of love and inclusion – seemed positively surreal. The latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas – testimony to rage and contempt – seemed negatively real and culturally the

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Needed: A Reformation for Our Tribes

by Robert E. Hall The ability to see the good in others and the bad in ourselves is perfect vision. John Wooden Maybe you have noticed how the mighty – and their prominent tribes – have fallen. Linked by shared social interests, these leaders and their tribes have many names,

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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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