Ryan

Ill Winds from Bloated Universities

Most of the wise and good have long ago offered their five cents worth of comment on the August riots and looting in London and other English towns. But there might just be room left for (say) a further two and a half cents worth from a late starter lower down the ladder of eminence. Surely any rational consideration of such an outbreak of civil violence ought to start at the beginning? And the beginning can only be the question: “What is the true essence and quality of aboriginal human nature which drives our behaviour?” Many—most—of the wiseacres have dodged…

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