Blog on Social Division

Divisions in society are sharper now than for some years, between young and old, left and right, poor and wealthy, immigrants and the indigenous population, leavers and remainers, nationalists and unionists etc.  The task of building social consensus seems enormously difficult. There are so many different opinions about everything, and…

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Hope, Politics and Religion

Successful elections are often those that inspire hope.  Hope generates enthusiasm, especially in the young. That was true of Barack Obama’s 2008 (‘Yes we can’) campaign  and Emanuel Macron’s extraordinarily successful campaign in France this year. Some campaigns that are not ultimately successful are also notable for the hope and…

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