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What is fanaticism?

19th December 2009 Is Edward Skidelsky (January) in danger of fanaticism when he states that “relativism is the seedbed of fanaticism”—while at the same time denouncing those who believe in absolute virtues? I believe in the existence of goodness as a virtue, because I see examples worked out in the day-to-day threads of busy parish life. It seems Skidelsky’s generous liberalism doesn’t extend to those who think they have discovered what is true. The Revd Roger Preece Vicar of Bowdon, Cheshire

A good (German) idea

19th December 2009 Andro Linklater’s essay (January) linking property…

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