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Beware the March of the Authoritarians!

Bit by bit, the true authoritarianism of this Government is revealing itself. Way back in 2011, in what now feels like the good old days, myself and Bethan Harris (a colleague in Forum for the Future) did some serious research into what we described as ‘the creeping illiberalism’ of the Coalition…

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Values, Global Citizenship and the EU Referendum: a Mind-Boggling Mindset Mash-up!

I don’t feel good about this, but I can’t help despising most of the people involved in the Brexit campaign: Nigel Farage, Iain Duncan Smith, Norman Tebbit, Owen Paterson, George Galloway, Michael Gove, John Whittingdale, Chris Grayling, Liam Fox, Peter Lilley, John Redwood, Boris Johnson –…

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The Third Industrial Revolution

Confronted with the implacable details of today’s climate science, we draw comfort as best we may from the thinnest of thin pickings.

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Students Organising for Sustainability: Old and New

I nipped down to the Eden Centre on Friday last week. All these years on, it still makes such an impact – and it was brilliant to hear from the wonderful Tim Smit that the Eden Project he’s been trying to get off the ground in China is about to get off the ground for real! And because it’s China,…

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Families, Futures and all Things Sustainable

At the heart of the notion of sustainable development lies the very big idea of justice between generations. What makes economic development either sustainable or unsustainable is the degree to which it not only produces substantive economic benefits for people alive today (in terms of jobs,…

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