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Recent Posts by Nick Duffell

Leading to a crisis or leading with a new psycho-political vision? Here’s the maths.

While Europe breathes a sigh of relief that Emmanuel Macron seems to be more likely to gain the French presidency than Marine and her Front National, the new British general election strikes many with boredom. How strategic it all sounds. Yes, of course they are going to have to raise taxes on the ordinary folk…
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Last refuge of a scoundrel? How to understand the psychology of Nationalism and Identity in a changing world

On the evening of April 7, 1775, when Samuel Johnson made his famous pronouncement “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel,” he was not saying, I think, that it was wrong to love your country. Indeed, Dr Johnson was renowned for combining robust patriotic enthusiasm with his Enlightenment views and a tender conscience that…
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Why dump on Trump? Check out our own elect, home-grown, scary, cartoon crazies.

The proposed state visit of the Donald has aroused lots of feelings. And in some of our most damaged (but elected) Wounded Leaders something that may be connected with a feeling – somewhere. Here’s a couple: Some days after Boris accused the EU of considering Nazi-style “punishment beatings” on Britain in revenge for Brexit, Jacob…
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Does no one read Animal Farm anymore?

  When Theresa May announces that she wants now to build a “Sharing Society” while the plug has been pulled out of most  the institutions of our welfare state, while we are apparently so against people from abroad but auction off half our property to foreigners so our youngsters will never afford their own homes…
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Does the world need more consciousness?

For the last 2 years, I’ve been working with political activist and entrepreneur on a new book ‘The SIMPOL Solution‘ to take a look at the state of global problems through a depth-psychology lens. We launch the book in February, forthcoming from Peter Owen in 2017, but just before the US elections Alex Lyons interviewed…
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