The Germans have a wonderful word for stuffing your face when you’re unhappy. Kummerspeck literally “grief bacon.. India Knight in *The Sunday Times* 13-10-11.
A human being would not grow to be 70 or 80 years old if…longevity had no meaning for the species to which he belongs. The afternoon of human life must also have a significance of its own and cannot be merely a pitiful appendage of life’s morning. The significance of the morning undoubtedly lies in […]
Unequal societies generally turn a corner once they have passed through a long spell of political instability. Governing elites tire of incessant violence and disorder. They realize that they need to suppress their internal rivalries, and switch to a more co-operative way of governing, if they are to have any hope of preserving the social […]