Cogitations

The Universe Remains Unhurt

And then there was light. But there must already have been space. God would be hard-pressed to reach the light switch without space. The light switch would be hard-pressed to exist. In reality, only two

Cogitations

So What Is Objective Journalism?

‘Just The Facts, Ma’am’ So what is objective, impartial journalism? The standard view was offered in 2001 by the BBC’s then political editor, Andrew Marr: ‘When I joined the BBC, my Organs of Opinion were

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Cogitations

Empires Of Self

‘All the harm with which this world is rife,All fear and suffering that there is,Clinging to the “I” has caused it!What am I to do with this great demon?’ (Shantideva, 8th century, ‘The Way of

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Cogitations

The Failure Of The Left

  In Arthur Koestler’s novel Darkness At Noon, N.S. Rubashov, founding father of ‘the revolution’, stands convicted of treason against tyrannical leader ‘No. 1’. But Rubashov knows that his real guilt lies elsewhere: ‘Why had