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Bertrand Russell on Religion

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The pacifist and the soldier: Bertrand Russell and Ludwig Wittgenstein

Bertrand Russell had been jailed for his anti-war activities but his close intellectual friend Ludwig Wittgenstein was in the Austrian army as a private soldier. By March 1919 Russell had been released but Wittgenstein was still in a prisoner of … Continue reading

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Ever met one like this?

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Amy Poehler comments on Warren Buffett

“Despite enormous fluctuations in the Dow Jones average this week, billionaire investor Warren Buffett announced Friday that he will continue to invest in the stock market during the current financial crisis. So remember, everyone, this is no time to panic, … Continue reading

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Selected Quotes: Health and Social Care Levy 8th September 2021

Jake Barry (Con) Will my right hon. Friend [Jesse Norman] tell the House how much the 1.25% increase in national insurance will cost the NHS on top of its current payroll? John Redwood (Con) I understand that for a couple … Continue reading

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Well! I’ve never done this

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The benefits of immigrant children in school (USA)

“… the presence of immigrant students has a positive effect on the academic achievement of US-born students, especially for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Moreover, the presence of immigrants does not affect negatively the performance of affluent US-born students, who typically … Continue reading

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Enough is enough

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An implausible anecdote about Marcel Proust

“…Proust himself had said that he wrote the opening and closing paragraphs of À la recherche one after the other, and then just filled in the other 1.2 million words in the middle.” Salmon, Peter. An Event, Perhaps (p. 110). … Continue reading

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Mark Twain on Stupidity

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