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A belief in meritocracy is not only false: it’s bad for you

By Clifton Mark Source: Aeon ‘We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else …’ Barack Obama, inaugural address, 2013 ‘We must … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Privilege

Source: Dangerous Minds ‘Privilege’: Peter Watkins powerful antidote to 1960s pop hysteria Set sometime in a none too distant future, Peter Watkins’ debut feature Privilege from 1967 told the story of god-like pop superstar Steven Shorter, who is worshiped by … Continue reading

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