Britain is going through a difficult time, when its sustained ability to punch above its weight, economically and diplomatically, is ebbing. The end of irrational exuberance found the country ill at ease with itself, with rising inequalities and unhealthy nationalism, just when it needs to eat a slice of humble pie and be fleet-footed in recognising that many of the traditional pillars of its strengths are collapsing. The need is to recognise other supports and partners and find a new common purpose after the pandemic. I live in hope.

a new year resolution

I wrote recently in our community's journal, shofar. It was basically about the tension between our altruistic or ideological and community do good selves, and our pragmatic, individualist or familial consumerist side, "can a lifetime of happiness be only in private pleasures of family and friends, of making and baking, of walking and talking..."

Attached File: new year.pdf