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17. Grenfell Notre Dame

Grenfell Notre Dame¬† Notre Dame has quickly raised far more money for its rebuild, than for the tragedy of deaths in the Grenfell Tower. The majority of the money raised for Grenfell was donated by the UK population. For Notre … Continue reading

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16. Edward Bernays

“If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without them knowing it” …. so said Edward Bernays, pioneer of public relations and propoganda. … Continue reading

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15. Good Samaritan

Bystander Apathy is a social psychological theory that has remained unchallenged for over 50 years. So briefly it says that we are less likely to intervene in a crime or assault in a public space the more people are present … Continue reading

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14. Who’s afraid of red yellow blue?

Who’s afraid of red yellow and blue?¬† is a series of paintings by Barnett Newman The painting was a bold modernist statement. To provoke and attack traditional painting techniques. The painting was large and displayed in the Stedelijk Museum in … Continue reading

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13. Mike Thalassitis

Mike Muggy Thalassitis died in an Edmonton Park close to his home. He had hung himself. A footballer and reality TV star: he was seens as a ladies man. “The classic lad who didn’t have feelings”. Struggling with bereavement and … Continue reading

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12. More Brexit

The Brexit process is at one extreme- chaos, at the other – reflective of the divisions expressed by the original Brexit Referendum. Whatever your point of view there is the lack of analysis. There seems little chance to think deeply … Continue reading

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11. Philotimo

Philotimo is a Greek word which is not translatable. Literally meaning love and honour. Learning or training will not create it. It is inbred. So it is part of the self. It is a choice of life. A Philosophy. To … Continue reading

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10. Nostalgia

Nostalgia sells. Trump sold it, the Leave vote sold it. A mixture of yearning, grief and home coming. A longing for the past: childhood, when the UK was white, and the free market yet to be unleashed. The sense of … Continue reading

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9. Kissing Sailor

                One of the most iconic photographs in WW2. George Mendonsa the Kissing Sailor died recently aged 95 years old. VJ Day was the day Japan surrendered to the United States. 14th August … Continue reading

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8. Male Hysteria

Hysteria (based on the Greek word for Uterus) a Freudian term used to describe psychological symptoms. Sensory, motor and disassociative illnesses in his patients. Female patients. Freud a 19th Century man with all the associated prejudices of that time. Mental … Continue reading

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