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About Jonathan Rowson

Jonathan Rowson is a chess Grandmaster, Director of Perspectiva and currently an Open Society Fellow. His book, The Moves that Matter: A Chess Grandmaster on the Game of Life will be published by Bloomsbury in 2019. Follow him on Twitter @Jonathan_Rowson and @Perspecteeva.

Articles by Jonathan Rowson

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Adam Bychawski is an editorial assistant at openDemocracy.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Brexit, democracy and the sacred

There is no way back to anything resembling a united kingdom without some kind of sacrifice.

Deeper into democracy: the legitimacy of challenging Brexit’s majoritarian mandate

Would a second European referendum be democratic?

Get real! Five spiritual responses to political reality

Do you belong to one of these five groups of people who are changing politics through spirituality?

Beyond hope and despair: the battle for climate realism

How fast can we bend the arc of reality?

What is a 'progressive'?

It's a much (over)used word, but what do people actually mean by it?

Charlie Hebdo: is nothing sacred?

Until we know what we would die for, we don't know why we're alive. But what, if anything, would you be willing to kill for?

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