Here are a top ten of either the most read, or my favourite, posts from the last year. At number 10, it’s the interview with Edgar Mitchell, the astronaut and sixth man to walk on the moon, talking about the epiphany he had in outer space. Far out! At number 9, from February, it’s a Read more…

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I posted a piece about a month ago, called Occupy Your Heart Chakra, which gently suggested that the Occupy movement privileged inarticulate and unfocused emoting over actual policy suggestions – a classic symptom of a Utopian anarchist project. Today, radical journalist Rebecca Solnit posted a piece called, yes, Occupy Your Heart. Have a read – Read more…

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Francis Fukuyama, the philosopher who declared the ‘End of History’ in the 1990s (by which he meant that liberal capitalist democracy had triumphed and there was no longer any reasonable alternative) has published an interesting new essay suggesting democracy and free market capitalism are parting ways, and that we should embrace the former and abandon Read more…

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The Department of Education’s curriculum review is out. It recommends separating the curriculum into three parts: national, basic and local. National curriculum subjects would be compulsory for all schools. Basic curriculum subjects would be recommended for schools but it’s up to schools how (or if) they teach them. And the local curriculum is a space Read more…

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