Monthly Archives: March 2010

Why did this ‘health care’ revolution take so long?

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The Guardian today carries an article about the problems of the so-called death-tax, the white paper on social care, and government proposals for reform, all of which seem to stretch long into the future without a decision in sight. As … Continue reading

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Music in ‘Alone in Berlin’

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I remember listening to a lecture on teaching by the philosopher David Carr, in which he noted (I’m paraphrasing what I remember, so I hope I’m not misquoting) that literature was often a better place than educational textbooks to find … Continue reading

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Mark Simpson: “the world’s most perceptive writer about modern masculinity”

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I have been saying this ever since I bought It’s a queer world in 1996, and I say it every time I read another book, another weblog, every time I see him on one of those otherwise inane  100-top-this or … Continue reading

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A fat lot of good ‘choice’ is….

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You know it when you see it, but how hard it is to come up with it yourself: a bank of data just sitting there on a plate (literally, in this case) waiting for the imaginative researcher to recognize its … Continue reading

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Trololo, it’s meme heaven

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Thanks to Maria via Facebook for this one: And if you’re thinking what on EARTH is that, that’s just what I thought, while recognizing instantly that this had all the ingredients of an internet meme. So many thanks to the … Continue reading

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