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Jacks of all, masters of none?

In The Last Days of the Polymath, Edward Carr writes about a declining species of thinker and doer in this age of specialisation. In an age of specialists, does it matter that generalists no longer thrive? The world is hardly […]

The media blackout

Amongst the many topics in the electoral reform green paper (mentioned in this earlier thread) was the question of the “media blackout”, in which electoral advertising on radio and television is prohibited in the last three days of the campaign. […]

German elections 2009

As I write the German Federal elections are underway. Much of the comment I’ve heard is that the contest has been boring. If journalists only knew how boring they are when they say elections are boring! I did hear one […]