The right way and the wrong way

First published by Common Weal It’s a scunner is it not – doing the right thing is often harder and the easiest thing to do is not the best thing to do. When it comes to decarbonising Scotland that is the perfect description of the situation we find ourselves in...

The Worlds to Come: Part 5

The full series: Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five Part Five: One voice of peace can do more than a hundred voices of war If you are afraid you should look your fear in the eye. If you are offered a simple solution you should examine that even...

The Worlds to Come: Part Four

The full series: Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five  Next Part Four: One world or none In 1946, in the shadow of war and in the rubble of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, civilisation had its first moment in which to consider what it had just done and...

The Worlds to Come: Part Three

The full series: Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five  Next Part Three: Like moths to a flame we run towards war It is a very good job lizards don’t have opposable thumbs and bigger brains. That is my firm conclusion from observing the impact...

The Worlds to Come: Part Two

The full series: Part One | Part Two | Part Three | Part Four | Part Five  Next Part Two: All is pure and simple until you touch it In a complicated world, aggression is always the easy answer. But when aggression is the answer the world becomes more complicated. When...

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