New Humanist

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The Spring 2015 New Humanist is out now!

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Politics & Conflict
Mind, Body & Life
China

Travels in Yangzhou, where authenticity is a state of mind

For a visitor accustomed to the cult of the individual, the ordering of experience in Chinese art can be disarming.

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Mind, Body & Life
Rowson

How to give the impression of being a fully paid-up don

Speaking at a seminar, Laurie Taylor struggles to recall his academic past.

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Culture
Utopia

What does Utopia tell us about our attitudes to disaster?

Channel 4’s conspiracy-thriller Utopia weaves a horror story from recent history. What does it tell us?

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Mind, Body & Life
Ideas
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Are Enlightenment values the property of the West?

Kenan Malik’s ambitious new history of ethics makes the case that they are not.

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Politics & Conflict
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Angola's forgotten massacre

A review of Lara Pawson's new book.

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Ideas
Pullman square

"Writing is despotism, but reading is democracy"

The cuckoo’s nest: an essay on reading, writing, and the imagination.

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