A new tower is growing up on the site of the World Trade Centre. Admirable resolve, or more of the same hubris?
Britain and the US are obsessed with building and re-building. A sign of hope, of the indomitability of the human spirit? Yes, but how about a little more emphasis on the way to build the people who will occupy them?Read more »
RETURNED, ironically enough, from a week on the holy island of Iona in the Inner Hebrides - one of the fountainheads of European civilization : only slowly to awaken to the nightmare erupting all around us here in North London.
Had deliberately fasted from news for two whole weeks and did not get back into the routine until last Monday lunchtime – by which time we were into the third day of riots.Read more »
By guest blogger, Richard McCallum
A rabbi, a priest and an imam are sitting in a cafe drinking coffee and smoking shisha ... And the rabbi says to the imam ...Read more »