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Protest or demonstrate? They ain’t the same thing

When Gandhi and his comrades marched to the sea and made salt in defiance of the British Imperial ban on salt-making that was making a demonstration, not a protest. This distinction is important: A protest merely involves some wailing over … Continue reading

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The name game

There’s a fascinating piece from the New York Review of Books called “The Failure of the American Jewish Establishment,” written by Peter Beinart. Anyone with a passing or more interest in the Middle East should read it. It’s full of … Continue reading

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ideas, theory, ideology

There’s those lines from Yes Prime Minister about irregular verbs. Here they are: Bernard: It’s one of those irregular verbs, isn’t it: I have an independent mind; you are an eccentric; he is round the twist. Bishop’s Gambit (Yes, Prime … Continue reading

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Decentralisation or devolution?

FT August 17 Cities fight to win power amid Whitehall ‘creep’ Andrew Bounds, Chris Tighe and Jonathan Guthrie Financial Times August 17 2010 However, abolishing the regional tier without a clear replacement structure would lead to “creeping centralisation”, warned one … Continue reading

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