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Who gets to feel guilty, and why?

Acknowledging the injustices of the past is instrumental to addressing their legacies.

By Reni Eddo-Lodge
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Human Rights & Ethics

Who gets to feel guilty, and why?

Acknowledging the injustices of the past is instrumental to addressing their legacies.

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Mind, Body & Life
Martin Rowson

Forgetting is fine - it's perverse remembering that's a problem

Laurie Taylor finds his brain is making not Freudian slips, but Freudian landslides.

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In a word: academy

Michael Rosen's column on the uses and misuses of language,

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Years & Years

The quiet radicalism of Years & Years

Transcending weary clichés about divas and “gay pop”, acclaimed new band Years & Years articulate what it is to be young and gay.

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Human Rights & Ethics
Detention centre

Inside the detention industry

Despite the growth of detention centres for refugees and migrants, they remain shrouded in secrecy. Two insiders speak out.

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Science & Technology

The benefits of LSD, atomic hard drives, and dangerous superfoods

Chemistry, Biology, Physics: Three scientists talk through big recent developments in their fields.

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Greece's songs of love and loss

In Greece, a new generation is revisiting its folk music tradition to find new ways of expressing its current troubles.

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Politics & Conflict
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A study in stupidity: war in the 20th century

Alistair Horne's study of hubris lays bare the human failure to quit while one is ahead.

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Faith & Religion
Rowan Williams

What non-believers can learn from St Augustine

According to Rowan Williams, St Augustine does not deserve his bad reputation as a dogmatic braggart. Is he right?

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