Mervyn Peake's novel ‘Mr Pye’ is a wonderful fable on the perils of do-goodery.
A quote from Hannah Arendt on the importance of concentration camps to totalitarianism.
The important judgements about society, about ourselves and about others are moral judgements.
We don't always understand what is in the interests of other people nor can we always trust our own values or ideals.
We need to move away from models of public policy that treat citizens as if they were merely subjects.
We are not worthy to judge. Only God can judge. So we must presume our own unworthiness: we must put ourselves last.
The best support lifts people up as equals - not from above, not from below - but alongside.
This story reveals a theme which runs through moral philosophy. Are we motivated to act rightly because of duty itself or because of external influence or fear?
The modern doctor evokes respect and awe, mixed with some fear and suspicion.
The following lessons are shared by experts in inclusive education - committed to ensuring that disabled children play a full part in classrooms, schools and the whole educational experience.
One of the most frightening things we do as human beings is to hurt ourselves with fictional entities.
It may be that the treatment for attitude is experience. But what do we each experience?
Churchill observed "America will always do the right thing... but only after exhausting all other possibilities."
We can only share with each other the gift of equality when we realise the ultimate emptiness of the other person's power over us.
When we demand equality we are rightly demanding recognition of our fundamental equality - our essential human dignity or worth.
Imagine a man who washes up on a desert island. He has all he needs, but then new people arrive on what he thinks of as ‘his island’.