Loneliness

25.01.2018

A ‘Minister for Loneliness’ is a sticking plaster for the ills of neoliberalism

A ‘Minister for Loneliness’ is a sticking plaster for the ills of neoliberalism

By PETER COVILLE 22 January 2018 for openDemocracy Is loneliness the price we pay for an ideology that privileges individual freedom and ‘choice’ above the collective and communal; that sees attachment to others as an obstacle to the pursuit of profit? Anyone who really knows what loneliness is knows it… »

02.11.2016

Without the power of kindness, our society will fall apart

Without the power of kindness, our society will fall apart

When we are vulnerable and estranged from each other we can be easily manipulated by demagogues, as can be seen in the US and Europe. By George Monbiot for The Guardian If there is an irrepressible human trait it’s… »

16.10.2014

The age of loneliness is killing us

For the most social of creatures, the mammalian bee, there’s no such thing now as society. This will be our downfall By George Monbiot for The Guardian, Tuesday 14 October 2014 What do we call this time? It’s not the information age: the collapse of popular… »

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