Same same, but different

Senator Joseph McCarthy is the recognisable face of a wretched four-year period in the United States that was known as the Second Red Scare. Starting in 1950 with his accusation in a speech that the US … Continue reading

Plus ça Change

For many years my mother has been a member of NADFAS, the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies, which promotes education in the arts and seeks to preserve artistic heritage. Recently rebranded as … Continue reading

Geography over Time

As someone with a broad range of interests and precious little depth, I have a bookshelf and a concentration span to match. A quick check online reveals that since signing up to Amazon in 2001, … Continue reading

Four Player

One of the more useful frameworks that I refer to in my work is the four-player model, part of the theory of structural dynamics created by David Kantor, an American systems psychologist, whose work was first … Continue reading

Mind the Gap

Like many I saw the political advert last Tuesday showing a photograph of the German Chancellor alongside a piece of provocative copy about world wars and being “pushed about by a Kraut”, and went to … Continue reading