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  • Onward the Greens! 

    Colin Tudge predicts big political re-alliances over the next few years – with a growing army of Greens  All political parties are coalitions. As someone once remarked re the Church of England, no two people sharing a pew think exactly the same, and this is abundantly true too of politicians sharing a bench. But some…

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  • A new bottom line

    — and a glimmer of hope. By Colin Tudge Keir Starmer promises change – but the change he is promising is of a very limited kind. Whatever form it takes it will be within the present “neoliberal” economic paradigm: an all-against-all competition with the world at large to increase material wealth, known as “growth”. Within…

  • Relaxed Summer Entertaining: Anyone for a Picky Tea?

    A Picky Tea is, apparently, the latest fashion for relaxed summer entertaining. How you feel about this might show your age!

  • Life is a master class in cooperativeness

    Competition, beyond doubt, is a fact of life. But, says Colin Tudge, the essence of life is cooperation  It almost goes without saying that individuals gain from living in societies, and that all creatures depend to a greater or lesser extent on others of their own kind. Children need their parents. Vultures scavenge more effectively…

  • The biology of compassion: work in progress

    Colin Tudge introduces a new series of blogs on whether and to what extent the insights of modern biology can throw light on matters of morality, and hence on politics and economics  In a nutshell, I want to argue that humanity has been led astray these past few thousand years, and particularly over the last…

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  • Anchovies

    Continuing the subject of Not Much Meat, Suzanne considers little things that punch way above their weight in terms of flavour.

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  • Follow-on Dishes

    Follow-on dishes are rooted in the frugal habits of peasant cookery and frequently use less meat than the original dish. They should be part of the natural rhythm of cooking.

  • The Unintended Consequences of Eating Less Meat.

    Against a barrage of calls to cut our meat consumption I believe there have been some unintended consequences that work against most people’s desire to eat more responsibly.

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  • The road to renaissance

    Nothing short of a cross-the-board transformation – Renaissance — is needed to rescue the world from its present decline. But, says Colin Tudge, we first need to lay the foundations.

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  • Four great thinkers whose ideas could save the world

    Colin Tudge nominates four 20th century prophets who between them said most of what we need to know to put the world to rights. But the powers-that-be have their own agendas.

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