Month: August 2012

Evidence, politicians and the value of debate

A meeting of cultural researchers was held in Lefkosia (Nicosia) this week, under the auspices of the Cyprus Presidency of the European Union. Participants from across the continent expressed a common concern about cutbacks on cultural spending, as governments struggle with recession… Read More

Memories worth having

Is it worth it  A new winter coat and shoes for the wife  And a bicycle on the boy’s birthday Elvis Costello, Shipbuilding, 1983 The trouble with utilitarianism, apart from ethics, is its simplistic view of reality. Born in an age of ascendant… Read More