What happens when you send a Royal Marine to the Amazon and give him large quantities of hallucinogenic plants? He becomes a meditating hippy! That, at least, seems to be what’s happened to Bruce Parry, the TV presenter and former Marine, who went and lived with various indigenous tribes for the BBC series, ‘Tribe’, and Read more…

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Here’s something juicy to get your teeth stuck into over the New Year. It’s a long essay, which I plan to put in the appendix of my book, that looks at the rise of the politics of wellbeing, and governments’ growing confidence that they can stimulate the happiness of their citizens. Then it looks at Read more…

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