Why We Are All Addicts

Why We Are All Addicts

We operate with some stock images of the addict: a person with a heroin needle in a park, or who nurses a bottle of gin in a paper bag at nine in the morning or who sneaks off at every opportunity to light up another...

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY – The Buddha

EASTERN PHILOSOPHY – The Buddha

The story of the Buddha’s life, like all of Buddhism, is a story about confronting suffering. He was born between the sixth and fourth century B.C., the son of a wealthy king in the Himalayan foothills of Nepal. It was prophesied that the young Buddha...

LITERATURE – Jane Austen

LITERATURE – Jane Austen

Jane Austen is loved mainly as a guide to fashionable life in the Regency period, but her own vision of her task was radically different. She was an ambitious and stern moralist. She was acutely conscience of human failings and wanted, through her novels, to...

POLITICAL THEORY – Adam Smith

POLITICAL THEORY – Adam Smith

Adam Smith is our guide to perhaps the most pressing dilemma of our time: how to make a capitalist economy more humane and more meaningful. He was born in Scotland in Kirkcaldy – a small manufacturing town – near Edinburgh in 1723. He was a...

How to Make an Attractive City

How to Make an Attractive City

Cities are a big deal: we pretty much all have to live in them; We should try hard to get them right. So few cities are nice; very, very few out of many thousands are really beautiful. Embarrassingly, the more appealing ones tend to be...

The Dangers of the Internet

The Dangers of the Internet

خلال القرون الماضية تطورّت التقنيات باستمرار وغيّرت تمامًا طريقة تواصلنا مع بعضنا. المطبعة والبرقية (التلغراف) والهاتف والجريدة والراديو والتلفاز. كلها تقنياتٌ بدأت ثورات اجتماعية.ونعيش الآن في أحد هذه الثورات، بدأت بداية متواضعة في عام 1962 بفكرة مملة تقريبًا، وهي ربط الحاسبات الآلية معًا. أما اليوم...