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An exile’s home: Algernon Sidney in Nérac

17 March 2017

So, that’s the castle in France where the English republican Algernon Sidney (1623-1683) spent roughly five years of his exile during the Restoration period: le château...

The Turkeys have Voted for Christmas

2 February 2017

After a large majority of British MPs voted in favour of triggering Article 50 last night, the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that “history has been made”. And...

Love and Death in Dystopia

16 January 2017

How desperate do you have to be to sign up for a social experiment that promises you a comfortable life at the expense of your freedom? Young couple Stan and Charmaine seem to have...

Uncertainty and the post-truth society

18 December 2016

Niccolò Machiavelli knew about the importance of appearances. The word ‘Brexit’ entered the Oxford English Dictionary for the first time this month, only weeks after...