Was Nelson Mandela a Bad Man?

Was Nelson Mandela a Bad Man?

The historian Lord Acton wrote that ”power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. But his less-known, follow on sentence was: “Great men are almost always bad men..’ Did Nelson Mandela fall into Acton’s category? Clearly he was a great man, but was he also a bad man? Amnesty International could not give him their Prisoner […]

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03 Dec 2013 Read More

Bob Dylan, depression and creativity

Bob Dylan, depression and creativity

Jonah Lehrer wrote an interesting piece in the Guardian about the neuroscience of creativity, which attracted some critical comments from fans who were not keen on his attempt to link the creative process to particular regions of the brain (http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/apr/06/neuroscience-bob-dylan-genius-creativity). Some were even more unhappy with his even calling Dylan a genius. But Lehrer makes […]

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09 Apr 2012 Read More