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Bird of prey

Buddhist missionaries

Recoding art

Living closer together


The delights of mischief

The great regression

The rocket on the roof

Semiotics of dogs

Tantra: enlightenment to revolution

What lies beneath government

In fragments: phase change

The meaning of Purgatory

Can we create the perfect farm?

The people of the cloud

The modern invention of white antique marble

Dancing with water

5,000 exoplanets

Reasons to be cheerful

You’re astonishing!

Marilyn Waring on women and economics

The right person

In the gale

The ungreat replacement

A brief guide to Egyptian Surrealism

Why read Fichte today?


Imaginary numbers are real

Martha Nussbaum and Bryan Magee on Aristotle

Through the eyes of another

Not even for a moment do things stand still

The will to fight

Sleepwalk to the gift shop

Anémic cinéma

Keeping our options open

Noam Chomsky: the five filters of the mass media machine

The discontent of Russia

Nadia’s songs

Our trip to Antioch

How do you know you’re not dreaming?

Out of the forest

Origin of the world map

The haunted city

Nine letters

Seeing life

The polyglots of Dardistan

What does dying really feel like?



A God beyond logic