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Are You A Patriot?

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April 10, 2013

Patriotism: the love and devotion for one’s own country, the willingness to sacrifice for it.  But at what point does patriotism become a negative? Where do we draw the line between patriotism and jingoism or nationalism? And can you criticise your country and still be considered patriotic? Patriotism is a many-faced beast: The pride of seeing… Read More ›

On Morality and Taxes

Whilst the furore regarding Jimmy Carr’s avoidance of paying more than a nominal amount of tax appears to be fading, the issue of the morality behind avoiding tax remains (for anyone not aware of the issue there is a link to the Jimmy Carr story here and Prime Minister David Cameron’s argument that he was ‘morally… Read More ›