Monday, November 21, 2016

Six of the Best 644

"I believe that the Liberal Democrats provide a strong platform for building a centre-left politics in rapidly changing times. The Party’s mission of seeking to create a society that balances fundamental values of liberty, equality and community recognises that sound politics is not about the rigid implementation of political dogma but the struggle to find practical ways of realising our (sometimes conflicting) values." Gordon Lynch has left Labour and joined the Liberal Democrats - he has also made me see that the preamble to our constitution embraces Isaiah Berlin's argument for the incommensurability of liberal values.

Lucy Kellaway explains why she is leaving journalism to become a school teacher.

"Eric Tucker, a 35-year-old co-founder of a marketing company in Austin, Tex., had just about 40 Twitter followers. But his recent tweet about paid protesters being bused to demonstrations against President-elect Donald J. Trump fueled a nationwide conspiracy theory - one that Mr. Trump joined in promoting." Sapna Maheshwari offers a case study of how fake news goes viral.

Peter Bradshaw reviews a new documentary on Frank Zappa.

Two big mistakes led to the troubles of Durham County Cricket Club, argues Tim Wigmore.

Beyond the Last Man tells the strange tale of Haiti's appearance at the 1974 World Cup finals in West Germany.

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