Alternative Truths

Alternative Truths

Unless you’ve just returned from a few months on a desert island without a radio or internet device, you must have caught at least a few snatches of the new American soap that’s gobbling up the ratings in Britain. This drama is less sophisticated than the West Wing or the...

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Who wants to be a billionaire?

Who wants to be a billionaire?

Peter Burden gives his monthly thoughts on the state of current affairs for KCW Today.  Those of the World’s population who like to apply a little intelligent analysis to current affairs were left deeply flummoxed by the extraordinary decision taken by the American electorate on November 8th. Their choice of...

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A Kafkaesque nightmare

A Kafkaesque nightmare

Since last June, I’ve felt as though I were immersed in a long, gloomy dream such as Franz Kafka might have relished. It’s as if, without warning, the nature of mankind has slipped back to an earlier time. When the dream started, I’d been living in a country which despite...

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Educational Inequality

A lot of personal characteristics create the differences between individual human beings. Some of these traits, depending on where we were born, may bestow advantage on those who possess them; others may be an existential handicap. Some are passed on by genetic inheritance; others by the cultural or sociological circumstances...

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