Tag Archives: Integrity in the News

Mindfulness and the Costs of Integrity

Partly just an interesting case study in the costs of integrity, and the way that one person may become called to integrity while others, under apprently the same circumstances, do not. But it is also interesting to reflect on the … Continue reading

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“Gandhi is like the Occupy Movement”

Interview with Norman Finkelstein on Democracy Now drawing some lessons for the contemporary left and for Palestinians in the occupied territories from the lessons of Gandhian non-violence. Gandhi is the subject of today’s Portraits of Integrity meeting.

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Ideology and Integrity

A comment piece from the New York Times, Ideology and Integrity, discussing the importance of ‘intellectual integrity’ in our politicians. Highly relevant in the UK, which goes to the polling booths on Thursday. Here’s an extract: You see, you shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy in political debate

A comment piece by Owen Jones in today’s Guardian. I think it’s rather optimistic to think that this is a tactic only gone in for by the right: The modus operandi of the right is to target anyone vaguely leftish and … Continue reading

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Hypocrisy or cynicism?

A comment piece by Giles Fraser in this week’s Guardian comparing hypocrisy to cynicism. Here’s an extract: Hypocrisy is an accusation often levelled at two groups in particular: lefties and the religious. And the thing that both these groups have … Continue reading

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Tristram Hunt and the language of modern politics

This article discusses Tristram Hunt’s recent Question Time appearance. Reflections relevant to our Integrity and Language theme. Here’s an extract:

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Integrity in Academia

In defence of integrity in thinking as a vital moral value and public good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C3C2Ti5m1o (to skip the introduction, start at about 9.30) Enjoy!

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Appeals to Integrity as Manipulation

“We should seek maximum publicity and maximum debunking…by making as much publicity as possible; the book will sell… and by showing that the publishers jumped early…we can question the book’s authority. We will choose five inaccuracies in the book and … Continue reading

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Integrity and being liked

This cartoon strip from yesterday’s metro (Nemi by Lise) captures perfectly the theme of our Saints and Madmen conference!

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Integrity in the News: “This is the way democracies work”

Contributed by K. Armstrong Here’s an illuminating exchange on Democracy Now! between Daniel Ellsberg, the whistle-blower behind the 1971 leak of the Pentagon Papers, and Stewart Baker, former National Security Agency lawyer. The full debate is well worth watching. [At … Continue reading

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