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Giovanni Tiso
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Halfway through preparing for our panel on the future of journalism I realised that, after dispensing with the introductions, I had only ...
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What might a radically more just society look like? How would its decisions be made, and by whom? What would its economy look like, whom would it trade with and how? Even radicals may not always have ready, concrete answers to these questions. Contrary to Jameson's famous quip, it's not the end ...
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Giovanni Papini was one of Italy's most peculiar, polemical and complex twentieth-century writers. A self-taught philosopher and inventor of the genre of the metaphysical novella, he spent the first half of his life railing against the clergy and the second half as one of the country's most ...
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Skip buying your first home, which is clearly impossible, and move directly into buying the second or third. 2. Attend every open home in your preferred area. Once you have found one you really like in somebody else's price range, sit down at the kitchen table and refuse to leave.
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This week the world celebrates World Disclosure Day, a focal point for people and organizations to come together to assert their right to know and demand cosmic truths being withheld from them by their governments regarding an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race.
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I'll admit it, I do identify. How could I not? As a fellow parent of disabled children, I look at Marlena and Dave Peacock and at their desire to do something about the treatment of their son before they are too old to fight or something happens to either of them, and my heart breaks.
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The story of my country is the story of its school system. 'We made Italy. Now we must make the Italian people,' said Massimo D'Azeglio, one of the foremost intellectuals of our Risorgimento. The role of compulsory public education for children under the age of 12 – instituted in 1877 – was to ...
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In ten years' time, barring another big move, I will have spent more time in an English-speaking country than in the one where my native language is spoken. This is already the case for the majority of my adult life. Yet English isn't now, nor will be then, or ever, the language in which I'm ...
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There is a meme routinely shared on social media of passengers aboard a train, each absorbed in their own personal information and entertainment device. The caption reads 'All this technology is making us antisocial'. The joke is that it is a very old photograph; what the passengers are holding ...
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Some years ago, while researching an essay on the Eurozone crisis for Overland, I listened to the recording of a symposium held at the London School of Economics. When it came to discussing whether or not the technocrats who designed the common currency had known that the system wouldn't work, ...
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The government has finally reviewed our refugee quota, underwhelming us all by making permanent – as of 2018 – the modest increase of 250 people a year currently taken up by the emergency intake of Syrian nationals. This is well short of the doubling of the quota demanded by campaigners and ...
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