Monthly Archives: July 2012

Conversation on the web is dying.

TED  “conversations” aim to spread ideas, those worth spreading at least, but are internet conversations real? Perhaps my most favourite pastime is conversing with intelligent friends about serious matters of mutual concern – we keep a sense of humour but … Continue reading

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Is “propriety” dead?

Adam Smith had a lot to say about this. I re-read AS’s Theory of Moral Sentiments – his wonderful discourse – in recent weeks. He shows how all forms of “propriety” form the essence of good relations and respectful co-existence. Our own … Continue reading

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