Monthly Archives: September 2015

A Game of Consequences…

Right wingers think they are too nice and so the left always wins. Left wingers think they are too nice and so the right always wins. In part this is due to our belief that the ingroup is pure and … Continue reading

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A Lie That Became A Truth…

Opinion commentators erect ideological castles from the sand of legends and myths. Take Lawrence Richards, who wrote a popular essay attempting to explain the scale of the amusement that greeted the claims that David Cameron had committed unsavoury acts with … Continue reading

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Eastern Europe and Immigration…

In the past few days my Facebook feed has been crammed with English friends demanding that the borders be opened and Polish friends demanding that they be closed. The difference is striking. Why do Eastern Europeans not want to accept … Continue reading

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