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Lost city of Atlantis rises again to fuel a dangerous myth
Millions have watched Netflix hit Ancient Apocalypse, which is just the latest interpretation of an enduring tale. But in its appeal to ‘race science’ it’s more than merely controversial

Robin McKie Science Editor

27, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Cancelling Socrates: how the great philosopher sealed his fate with comedy
Playwright Howard Brenton asks why ancient Athens turned on its famous citizen, and how such an uncompromising free-thinker might fare in our own ‘age of rage’

Howard Brenton

26, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Drillosophy: why UK rappers are teaching Plato in lockdown
A pair of London youth workers have created a new video series that aims to enliven philosophical concepts with the energy of drill music

Aniefiok Ekpoudom

05, May, 2020 @12:00 PM

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Top 10 dinner parties in fiction
From Arthurian feasts to awkward moments with Ian McEwan and mealtime at the Macbeths, these miniature dramas are literary staples. Tuck in

Nicci French

11, Dec, 2019 @1:40 PM

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Book clinic: Can you recommend utopian novels for these dystopian times?
We suggest novels that reveal the kindness of strangers and leave you with a sense of hope

Hannah Beckerman

23, Nov, 2019 @6:00 PM

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The other side of Black Mirror: literary utopias offer the seeds of better real life
The rule of cynics and nihilists has led us to a dangerous place, where everything from healthcare to wind farms is declared intrusive, big-state meddling

Sandra Newman

14, May, 2019 @10:01 AM

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The Right Life by Remo H Largo review – don't try to advance beyond your talents
Does the modern world prevent most people from living and working in the way suited to them?

Steven Poole

09, May, 2019 @6:29 AM

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You don’t need to know Plato and Aristotle to be a humanist | Letters
Letters: Academic philosophers call on Amber Rudd to reconsider decision to refuse Pakistani’s request for asylum on the grounds that he did not mention Plato and Aristotle when questioned about humanism


26, Jan, 2018 @2:23 PM

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AC Grayling: our right to good government | Letters
Letters: AC Grayling responds to Giles Fraser’s article about ‘patronising elites’; while Deborah Cook says Fraser ignored the fact that Plato thought truth was paramount


27, Sep, 2017 @6:34 PM

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The wrong sort of voter? There’s no such thing, AC Grayling | Giles Fraser: Loose canon
Loose canon: Grayling revives a fear of the mob that’s as old as Plato. Brexit convinced our elite that ordinary people were not intelligent enough to know what’s best for them

Giles Fraser

21, Sep, 2017 @12:48 PM

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Top 10 books about teaching
As another school year begins, here is some of the most instructive reading about this toughest of subjects — from Plato to Shakespeare and beyond

The Secret Teacher

06, Sep, 2017 @9:00 AM

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The political importance of having fun: why protests should be enjoyable
Fun is vulgar, immediate, democratic – and it defies the earnest powers that set out quite deliberately to make people miserable

Joanna Walsh

10, Feb, 2017 @4:48 PM

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