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Tuesday, 27 December 2016

Clare Foges on Boredom and the Populist Revolution

A good article by Clare Foges in The Times today (register to read) -
'I wonder whether what is “interesting” in our times might be driven in part by a deep desire for more interest in life. In short, by boredom...Bertrand Russell thought "at least half the sins of mankind" are caused by the fear of boredom...Our boredom thresholds have crashed...Yes, elections are meant to be about the sober business of weighing up competing arguments, but let's admit that some small part of us is exhilarated when the normal order is smashed to pieces'.

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