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The Moon is the Beginning of all Religion…

‘I looked and looked but I didn’t see God.’ – Yuri Gagarin ‘That transcendentalism by which all men live has primarily much the position of the sun in the sky. We are conscious of it as of a kind of splendid confusion; it is something both shining and shapeless, at once a blaze and a [...]


Forget Black History Month

I came across this poster advertising ‘Black History Month‘ at a local school. Black History Month now lasts… 5 days. I don’t think the school have it wrong actually. As a teacher I can see that Black History Month has become a distortion which can actually serve to perpetuate the white Euro-centric view of history. [...]


I(con) of the Month: Apple | Selling Us Our Desires

Alongside the piece on Alan Turing, I also have another short article in Third Way this month as part of their ‘icon of the month’ series. Following the much-feted launch of the iPad, it’s about Apple. Apple are an increasingly intriguing company. They are a huge multinational – bigger than Sony or Samsung – yet [...]