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The Reith lectures turn cosmological

How time flies. It’s that moment in the year when the BBC announces its Reith lecturer. Harvard philosopher Michael Sandel was the choice for 2009—and, undaunted by Prospect’s revelation that he provided the writers of The Simpsons with the physical (if not moral) inspiration for Mr Burns, Sandel went on to deliver one of the best series of lectures in years. But, Prospect learns,…

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