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Usually related to education, philosophy or society, I write these to give form to some of things I grapple with. If they can spur on debate and reflection so much the better.

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A Special Issue on... The Economist

Every now and then there comes a time when rhetoric coming out of the establishment starts to falter when faced with real life. Think of the Church asking Galileo to prove “beyond doubt” that the Earth orbits the Sun. Or Donald Trump’s response, when pressed on climate change (“I think it changes both ways”). Both are examples of what happens when one’s beliefs, values and actions are challenged by reality, causing a strange jarring effect. Such was the feeling when reading The Economist’s leader on climate change. On the one hand, it acknowledges the depth of crisis that the world is facing: it is costing lives, will affect most the poor and least responsible for the crisis, solving it is a

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