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Those of us brought up in the shadow of the Cold War – an ageing cohort now – often take a particular view of history. In 1989, the US and its allies overcame the Soviet Union. Capitalism triumphed over communism. The west beat the east. These binary categories conceal as much as they reveal and they have allowed complacency and hubris to fester.
Famous people have the most diffused power to influence others, but more concentrated power lies closer to home.
Role models have always featured in culture but never more so than now.
God is present in the estates the Church talks about reaching; unlike his followers, he never left these spaces. It is to be seen whether the furore over the lack of black actors among the Oscar nominees for 2016 will make a difference
There is much talk of elites today. The word is loosely