The Story We tell

The Story We tell

Introduction “I came to realize that ideologies had a narrative structure – that they were stories, in a word – and that the emotional stability of individuals depended upon the integrity of their stories. I came to realize that stories had a religious substructure...
“To Philosophise is to learn how to die”

“To Philosophise is to learn how to die”

Essay by Michel De Montaigne (1533-1592). Many years before Irvin Yalom in 2008 wrote ‘Staring into the Sun’ but after The Buddha’s reflections on the transience of life, Michel De Montaigne confronted head on the inevitability of mortality in an attempt to facilitate...

The Right to Hate?

The Right to Hate – Chris McGlade.  “You tell me what I can say, you censor what I can’t.” This poem is an anti PC  tirade against the London Metropolitan ‘liberal left’ (‘down in the smoke’) who stand accused of shutting down speech, of labelling white working-class...
How come Labour got that many votes?

How come Labour got that many votes?

How Come Labour got that many votes? The Tories in the General election of 2020 got 14 million votes, but Corbyn’s Labour got 10 million votes? How did he do that in the face of a culture war waged for over three years against him and waged for decades over his ideas?...