Friday, November 18, 2016

Six of the Best 643

Bertrand Russell
The Democrats ran Hillary Clinton because it was "her turn", argues Rachael Larimore, and that was a big mistake.

Olivia Goldhill calls on philosophers to engage with contemporary political debates.

"It is not satirists’ job to ensure the behavior being attacked is being perpetrated only by the highest members of society. Instead, satirists expose and explain all of humanity’s failings with humor." Gladstone says satire should punch up, down and sideways.

When is it time to let a building die? Rachel Morley visits St Andrew's, Walpole, in Norfolk and ponders this question.

"The dead may be gone, but their voices are still loud and clear – we just have to learn how to listen." James Wright offers an archaeologist's view of the deceased.

Hinckley Past & Present takes us to a Leicestershire railway line that was built by never opened.

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