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How do we reconcile freedom and commitment so as to live happily in ourselves and with others? Javier Pérez Wever seeks answers from the work of Zygmunt Bauman.
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Jonny Parreno journeys from the supermarket counter to the moon in the company of the simple salmon, and uncovers great pearls of wisdom along the way
Kevin Murphy recalls a meeting with Eric Lomax, one of the real-life survivors of the construction of the infamous bridge over the River Kwai. Lomax wrote about his experiences in the acclaimed book The Railway Man, published 25 years ago this year.
If we want educational reform to achieve its goal, we need to know why we are educating our children, Roy Peachey argues.
Humans have used the written word for centuries, yet it is being replaced by computer work-processing. Harking back to medieval literature, Jasmine Jones discusses the beauty of writing, and our duty as humans to appreciate and preserve it.
In the aftermath of conflict, language must serve constructive ends and, crucially, suggest the necessary changes to be made in order to prevent future repetition of violence and bloodshed. Bianca Costa Sales discusses the important role of war literature.