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Strange Company

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To the fashion for seeking to employ ‘rockstars’ and ‘ninja’ and ‘Jedi’ and so on we can apparently add ‘ethicists’. Riot Games (of League of Legends fame) is advertising for an Executive Assistant (North America). In the ‘you are’ section, right after ‘a communications black belt’, we have the following novel definition:

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Stark Raving Contrast

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Consider for example the difference between their opening video and ours. Theirs focuses on the contribution Britain makes to the EU budget but fails to reference the benefits our membership brings [...]. It’s fundamentally dishonest. [...] Our opening video, by contrast, features a range of people speaking from experience about the benefits of being in Europe. …

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Moderate In Any Medium

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What on Earth is Liberal Democrat Artwork?

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Hyperbrow

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‘I tend... to the view that Williams, like Hume, was a minimalist. He saw the impossibility of systems and grand narratives, and yet at the same time wanted to uphold our ordinary ways of thinking,’ writes the philosopher Roger Scruton in a Telegraph review of essays by the philosopher Bernard Williams. To which someone in the …

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Cold Fusion Power Notation

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I’ve just had to e-mail a science education website (which shall remain nameless) to explain that the interior of the Sun is probably not, as it claims, around 107 Kelvin. By way of comparison, water freezes at about 273 Kelvin.

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Single-mindedness

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He said: “I think the point about the discussion of different diplomacies was the sense that French diplomacy is very good at a single-minded pursuit of a perception of the national interest.

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Another Plan Foiled

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Research Councils will not permit an institution to claim more than 100% of any one individual’s time...

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The Least of Our Worries

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Robert’s recent concerns about exam questions:

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Academonic

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No results found for demyship:(Demyship)

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Your Vote Counts

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He told Sunday Politics that the Conservative [sic] make up five-fifths of the coalition...

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Truncation

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Seminar title as given in e-mail header: The Apathetic Children: a test case for Hacking.

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Labour and Capital

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People coming to live in the UK from outside the EU must ‘add to the quality of life in Britain’, immigration minister Damian Green has said. He argued Britain does not need more ‘middle managers’ or unskilled Labour...

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Stretching It...

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And for centuries there were political links across the North Sea. The first Viking raid on Iona is thought to have taken part [sic] in 794...
The B.B.C. explains Scottish-Scandinavian political ties

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Expected Background Knowledge

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Anyone who has tried to get the address of a brothel in a strange city and has received the most long-winded directions, everything but the name of the street and the house number, will understand...
(Walter Benjamin, The Image of Proust)

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Good Grief

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I generally refrain from commenting on philosophical weaknesses in the writings of lawyers, in the hope that they in turn will remain silent about my tenuous grasp of legal principles, but this is deeply muddled:

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