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I’m thinking of how, on my 20th birthday nearly 20 years ago, I was living in a small town in Germany and had no local friends — yet! A Deutsch-als-Zweitsprache uni…

Neil Postman — Foreword to Amusing Ourselves to Death

We were keeping our eye on 1984. When the year came and the prophecy didn’t, thoughtful Americans sang softly in praise of themselves. The roots of liberal democracy had held. …

Young people will play video games and create entire new worlds inside various digital metaverses.

The COVID shock just accelerated these trends. Now a large percentage of the world is locked in their dwelling; their only means of interaction is through internet-connected machines. Whether you like it or not, your…

This story is from 2012, but still rings true at the circumstances the West places on refugees.

On Thursday, in despair at his imminent deportation and the expulsion of his son, Mr Bravo took his own life. … But for Mr Bravo, hemmed in by Britain’s asylum laws, it was a final, astonishing act of paternal love. If he had remained alive, his son would have been returned to Angola with him. Now that Mr Bravo is dead, Antonio at least will have a chance to achieve their joint dream of building a successful life in Britain.


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