Brexit, empire and cultural dementia. David Andress demolishes lazy nationalism

A leave voter at the Save Brexit Rally wants Brexit to “get back to being a British Empire”. Are his views a product of ‘cultural dementia’?Read more

Brexit explained in three tweets

Three recent tweets encapsulate the misinformation, corruption and mess of Brexit Britain. They’re a window into a peculiar time.

The UK government’s Department for International Trade (DIT) “helps businesses export, drives inward and outward investment, negotiates market access and trade deals, and champions free trade”.… Read more

James Joyce in summary: escape is a key theme in his work

Throughout his life James Joyce attempted to escape – from war, religion, convention, narrative structure, language…

“When the soul of a man is born in this country there are nets flung at it to hold it back from flight.Read more

Jeremy Clarkson buys an electric car: an optimistic vision of the UK’s EV future


A nation’s stories play a large part in its future. Established ideas become conventional wisdom in social institutions. The institutions then draw on this wisdom when enacting public policy.
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150 people run the world and politicians are puppets says Chamath Palihapitiya

Near-billionaire Chamath Palihapitiya spoke with unusual frankness to, in his words, the “leaders of the future” at Stanford Graduate School of Business in November 2017.Read more