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The deadly upheavals in Venezuela continue to come under international scrutiny, not always from concern for its long-suffering people. Right-wing commentators take a certain satisfaction in holding up Venezuela as a compelling demonstration of how left-wing revolutionary movements invariably go wrong, as if by ideological predestination.

Women in sport lead the way Premium

13 August 2017
Plato advocated that women should take part in sport because it is good for them. Aristotle believed physical activity is an ethical responsibility. They were not wrong. Even the most sombre moralist, therefore, should be throwing her cap in the air at the way female team sports have captured the public imagination.

The deadly upheavals in Venezuela continue to come under international scrutiny, not always from concern for its long-suffering people.

Women in sport lead the way Premium

11 August 2017
Even the most sombre moralist … should be throwing her cap in the air at the way female team sports have captured the public imagination.

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On 15 August we celebrate Mary’s Assumption. There is nothing in the doctrine that says Mary didn’t die. Of course she did – she was a human being. The Eastern Church celebrates the feast of Mary’s Dormition, of her falling asleep.

I know absolutely nothing about the Diocese of Ahiara in Nigeria, and nothing in this column should imply that I understand what is going on there or that I have any specific brilliant ideas to sort out a situation that has clearly become both fraught and painful.

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