I love to dance in the disco, but that’s about it.
Growing up in Britain as a rather loose Jew, the two things that didn’t belong together were freedom and religious intensity. In America, they do. The Founding Fathers made a bet that if you didn’t force everyone to profess religion in their own particular way, you could protect intellectual freedom, and religion would flourish.
Irony is the hygiene of the mind.
Everyone knows that when you go through a divorce, it’s a really difficult time for both parties and you’ve all – you believe, you both believe, individually, that you’ve put your best into it.
I think poetry can help children deal with the other subjects on the curriculum by enabling them to see a subject in a new way.
‘Tis sweet to know there is an eye will mark our coming, and look brighter when we come.
Never has a strong, responsible trade union movement been so needed. With austerity policies biting hard and with no evidence that they are working, people at work need the TUC to speak up for them now more than ever.
What is wanted is not the will to believe, but the will to find out, which is the exact opposite.
The great thing about behavioural psychology and economics is that they help us to see that there are actually pretty good reasons why human beings swing from greed to fear, and why we’re not really calculating machines or utility-maximisers.
Social democracy does not represent an ideal future; it does not even represent the ideal past.