Claude Lévi-Strauss – Father Christmas Burned as a Heretic

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Reading Time: 7 minutes On December 24th 1951, a group of Catholic clergymen hanged and set on fire a Father Christmas effigy in front of at least 250 children in Dijon, France. Following the incident, the late French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss wrote an article entitled “Le Père Noël supplicié” (“The tortured Father Christmas”) in the literary journal “Les Temps […]

City’s Tribal War: Manchester City 1-2 Manchester United

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Reading Time: 3 minutes This was terrible. Not the result because let’s face it, City cannot win the league this year unless Liverpool’s entire squad is hit by meningitis. My 14-year-old boy supports Manchester United anyway, so how can I be upset? No, what is really upsetting and terrible is the moronic gestures of a small proportion of the […]

Virtual Reality – Why I’m Giving Up On Facebook

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Reading Time: 3 minutes It is a cruel world sometimes and it makes no difference whether the world is virtual or not. Human perceptions, emotions and misunderstandings may have found new freedoms within the virtual reality of cyberspace but retain their potency within the confines of the human brain. The last event that tilted the balance in favour of […]