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Editorial Fellow at PC Pro magazine, London, UK
Editorial Fellow at PC Pro magazine, London, UK

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THE TURN TO THE RIGHT
Dick Pountain/Political Quarterly/12 December 2016 14:49 "The Shipwrecked Mind: On Political Reaction": by Mark Lilla The New York Review of Books Inc (Oct 2016) Soft cover, 176 pages To call 2016 a catastrophic year for the worldwide Left would be an under...
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A PENNY FOR YOUR THOUGHTS
Dick Pountain/Political Quarterly/The Knowledge Corrupters/13 May 2016 10:19 "The Knowledge Corrupters: Hidden Consequences of the Financial Takeover of Public Life" by Colin Crouch Polity Press (Cambridge 2015) Soft cover, 182 pages ISBN 9780745669854" "Th...
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USER MANUAL FOR A PLANET
Dick
Pountain/ Political Quarterly/ 10th
Jan 2016 "The
Age of Sustainable Development" by Jeffrey Sachs Columbia
University Press (2015) Soft
cover, 544 pages The
extreme weather of December 2015, with floods across Northern Britain
and lethal tornadoes in ...
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ME, ROBOT?
Dick Pountain/Idealog 278/04 September 2017 09:57 Am I worried about a robot taking my job? The very question triggers in my imagination (and probably yours too) the vision of a shiny white plastic humanoid, possibly bearing a Honda logo, whirring smoothly ...
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FAME GAME
Dick Pountain/Idealog 277/05 August 2017 11:05 I'm not overly prone to hero-worship, but that's not to say that I don't have a few: they include soldiers, scientists, philosophers and musicians, from Garibaldi to Richard Feynman. One of these heroes died in...
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WORLD ON FIRE
Dick Pountain/Tue 23 March 2004/10:08 am/Political Quarterly BOOK: 'World On Fire' AUTHOR: Amy Chua PUBLISHER: William Heinemann, London 2003 ISBN: 0-434-01220-3 The current state of the world presents us with a number of paradoxes, not least of which is th...
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The Touchy-Feely Inferno
This essay was originally the final, epilogue, chapter of an unpublished book I wrote in 2009. On re-reading it today I was struck that 9 years haven't changed much…. ________________ * ______________ “My holy of holies is the human body, health, intell...
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Big Money Rules
"Irony: Don't let yourself be controlled by it, especially during uncreative moments. When you are fully creative, try to use it, as one more way to take hold of life. Used purely, it too is pure, and one needn't be ashamed of it; but if you feel yourself b...
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TALKS ABOUT TORX
Dick Pountain/Idealog 276/06 July 2017 14:44 I've decided that I would like you all to refer to me as an Essayist rather than a Columnist from now on. After attending a stimulating talk by Brian Dillon at the London Review bookshop the other day, I was lead...
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FANTASY FOOT-PEDAL
Dick Pountain/Idealog 275/01 June 2017 15:44 I'm sitting at my desk typing the sentence "I've never really been a gadget person" with a waist-high pile of old gadget boxes glowering in my peripheral vision. Nevertheless I stand by my assertion: many of them...
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