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Geoff Berridge

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On 8 December 2022, appearing by video link at the Old Bailey in London, Anne Sacoolas, US ...

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Geoff Berridge

The term ‘soft power’ (and its siblings ‘hard power’ and ‘smart power’), employ...

Examining human destiny: Ancient Greece vs Judeo-Christianity

Aldo Matteucci

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For 2000 years, we have read the Greek classics. We have done so in a peculiar fashion. Their gods were central to their worldview. We discarded their gods, which we despised as mere idols. In do...

Why do crowds riot?

Aldo Matteucci

04 August 2023

I’m indebted for this insight to Duncan J. Watts\'s book Everything is Obvious (Once You ...

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