Our world is under siege. I made this video on Friday. It’s how I see the state of play, what’s gone down, how we have been let down, and what needs to happen in future. This is the script: Our world is under siege. It’s not the enemy we expected. It’s not the enemy we were warned […]

In the 1650s, the French philosopher Blaise Pascal noted that: ‘The sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he cannot stay quietly in his room.’ Really? Surely having to stay quarantined in one’s room is a kind of psychological torture? And yet Pascal’s idea challenges one of our most cherished beliefs: that we must always […]

For many years it was widely believed to be impossible for a human being to run a mile in under four minutes. The record for the mile had sat at 4 minutes 1.4 seconds for 10 years, and many experts and elite mile runners proclaimed that human performance had reached saturation point, and it was […]

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