Category: culture

Talking Cure

Only by crossing social boundaries and coming together can we resist the forces that threaten to crush us. Read more.

The Man in the Mirror

Donald Trump is not an outlier, but the distillation of our dominant values Read more.

There Is Such a Thing As Society

Why should plagues of mental illness surprise us, in a world being ripped apart? Read more.

Social Harmony

Is music an answer to the epidemic of loneliness? Read more.

All Change

An ability to contest the circumstances of our birth is an essential element of our humanity. Read more.

Human Kind

Fascinating new lines of research suggest that we are good people, tolerating bad things. Read more.

The Dawning

How I caught a glimpse, through the unlikely medium of roadkill, of what lies beneath. Read more.

The Abuses of Enchantment

The cruelties of factory farming shelter behind a fairytale image, promoted by advertisers and children’s authors. Read more.

Ringbarking the Tree of Life

The destruction of cultural treasures by ISIS has parallels in ecological cleansing around the world. Read more.

Lost in the 21st Century

Consumerism has broken its promise. Perhaps now we can begin to reconnect. Read more.

A Small and Shuffling Life

Why, in this age of freedom, are we so confined? And what can we do to reclaim our lives? Read more.

Geriatric Delinquents

How my friend’s grandfather went rogue – my second winter’s tale for the festive season. Read more.

Civilisation is Boring

We are pre-tuned to the natural world; wired to respond to nature. Read more.

Cat Flap in Paris

The mythical tiger pursued by helicopters and armed gendarmes speaks volumes about what is missing from our lives. Read more.

Better Dead Than Different

Our visions of the future are defined, like the film Interstellar, by technological optimism and political defeatism Read more.

“Cleansing the Stock”

How our governments now talk about human beings. Read more.

Falling Apart

Competition and individualism are forcing us into a devastating Age of Loneliness Read more.

The British Thermopylae

And the case for reintroducing big cats. A weird and wonderful tale. Read more.

Deviant and Proud

Do you feel left out? Perhaps it’s because you refuse to succumb to the competition, envy and fear neoliberalism breeds Read more.

An Ounce of Hope is Worth a Ton of Despair

We cannot reach people by terrifying them; there has to be a positive agenda. Read more.