The Art of Disagreement is Dead!


If you want to learn, be humble, or the more accurate quote from Epictetus, the Stoic philosopher is “Throw out your conceited opinions, for it is impossible for a person to begin to learn what he thinks he already knows.” We live in an age where discussion and debate is limited to the outpourings on … Continue reading The Art of Disagreement is Dead!

Only the educated are free …… so stop moaning!


Epictetus, the Stoic philosopher, has always been a favourite of mine alongside Epicurus and Socrates. One of his lasting pronouncements was “Only the educated are free”, a phrase we originally used as the motto of our new primary education charity in Nepal back in 2007. We chose to set up an education based aid organisation … Continue reading Only the educated are free …… so stop moaning!

British Prime Minister attacks multiculturalism


The British Prime Minister has launched a scathing attack on multiculturalism, warning that it is fostering extremist ideology and directly contributing to home grown terrorism.Signalling a radical departure from the strategies of previous governments, the prime minister said that Britain must adopt a policy of "muscular liberalism" to enforce the values of equality, law and … Continue reading British Prime Minister attacks multiculturalism