Ethics & Christian living

Contemplation in a world of reaction – by Ian Geary

'There is a pervasive form of contemporary violence to which the idealist most easily succumbs: activism and overwork. The rush and pressure of modern life are a form, perhaps the most common form, of its innate violence. To allow oneself to be carried away by a multitude of conflicting concerns, to surrender to too many… Continue reading Contemplation in a world of reaction – by Ian Geary

Politics

Searching for values in a post-liberal world – by Ian Geary

 'Ever since the Thatcher era, British politics has been defined by forms of economic and social liberalism. The right won the argument for the former and the left the argument for the latter, or so it is said. Yet in the post-crash era, this ideological settlement is beginning to fracture. The right is re-examining its… Continue reading Searching for values in a post-liberal world – by Ian Geary

Politics

Into the Blue: Labour’s re-discovery of its conservative roots – by Ian Geary

In 2010 the theologian Phillip Blond published his influential book Red Tory which criticised both left and right wing’s failures to solving Britain’s problems. From within the Labour Party, the Jewish academic, Maurice Glasman, has led a movement called ‘Blue Labour’. It’s a collection of ideas which emphasises the centrality of faith institutions, the importance… Continue reading Into the Blue: Labour’s re-discovery of its conservative roots – by Ian Geary