Black Lives Matter In A Land Of Hope And Glory

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Reading Time: 3 minutes You’re at it again, aren’t you? Playing mind games with traditions, tearing up musical scripts and peeling off black make-up on white people’s faces. I got used to seeing Black Peter roaming the streets of Dutch towns and cities, distributing marzipan tasting biscuits to smiling children. The children believed; the children loved. There was no […]

Sorry Mum, I Think Dad’s Had Sex With Someone Else Again

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Reading Time: 4 minutes You learn a lot of things watching television and reading newspapers. I’ve just finished watching the first series of Doctor Foster, a BBC drama series featuring a rather elegant senior GP and her mug of a husband. She would have forgiven him having a sex affair with a twenty-three-year-old dumb blond – an affair that […]

The Colour Of A Face

Reading Time: < 1 minute The colour of a face, The darkness of a place, Staring from behind, I am the one you find, I crash to the ground, and pray, You take my breath away, It’s me today, him tomorrow, You do not stop and have no sorrow, Let the men and women march, Down the avenue, under the […]

The Coronavirus Pandemic And Individual Responsibility

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Reading Time: 4 minutes It is strange that what many people decry in our societies – loneliness – will probably save us from flirting with partial extinction. In confining the whole population of France to two weeks of house arrest, Emmanuel Macron has used one of the ills of present-day society so that we can all continue living together. […]

Coronavirus – Ethics And Rationality In Decision-Making

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Reading Time: 5 minutes Implementation of restrictions in various European countries has made me realise to what extent we all took things for granted. Gone are the days where we could eat out, go to the cinema, or visit a museum, without thinking twice about it. But the coronavirus outbreak has also cast a shadow over my dental practice. […]

La Moralité d’Un Coronavirus

Reading Time: 3 minutes Quelques semaines après le début de l’épidémie du coronavirus, et je suis atteint. Non, je n’ai pas attrapé cette saloperie – heureusement – mais je devrai faire face à la perspective, tôt ou tard, de manquer de masques de protection pour mon cabinet dentaire. Grâce à la panique générale – même mes collègues ont fait […]

Greta Thunberg And The Climate Change Debate

Reading Time: 4 minutes On October 10 an interesting podcast was published on UncommonGroundMedia, analysing, “the validity of the criticisms by people who acknowledge climate change as a problem, and environmental activism as desirable, but are nevertheless vehemently critical of Greta on various grounds, including her youth, her white identity, and the perception of her as a puppet.” On […]