Politics is a confusing business. It’s hard to tell who believes in what.Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether anybody believes in anything. Politiciansconverge on the middle ground, worrying about focus groups, scared to saythings that might be spun into ammunition by their opponents. There is someserious debate about policies, but … Read More
There is a widespread feeling that current political institutions are incapable of solving the urgent problems we face. Domestically, the dominant political parties offer only a narrow range of choices. They are increasingly alienated from citizens who no longer see much point in joining a party.
Globally, there seems little … Read More
Wars and large-scale conflicts such as those between nation-states are amongst the most socially destructive events in human history. The causes of such conflicts are many and varied but it seems apparent that armed groups and states often engage in violence when relationships have irretrievably broken down or it is … Read More