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

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Free to be Human – An Interview With David Edwards

  Introduction The aim of Richard Capes’ More Thought blog is ‘to provide detailed audio/video/written interviews with authors of non-fiction social, political, philosophical and environmental books that I consider essential reading’. Here is Richard’s November 10 interview with