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About Paul Tritschler

Paul Tritschler is a psychology lecturer in Suffolk. Follow him on twitter @TritschlerPaul.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Why stories matter

Stories cultivate the frequently forgotten yet uniquely human traits that build solidarity.

Listen to a recorded audio version of this article courtesy of curio.io.

Can contemplating death improve the quality of life?

Deep reflective thought about death can bring us closer to self-compassion and concern for the well-being of others.

Is communism dead, and can spirituality revive it?

Every cultural transformation in history has reached into the most intimate sphere of human motivation.

How war dehumanises everyone it touches

All acts of mass murder are crimes against humanity, and require a gross debasing of other people.

What’s the point of prison?

Well over half of all prisoners in the UK have personality disorders and other mental health problems. What are we doing?

Is there life after capitalism?

What’s the point of living longer if we face more years of isolation, poverty and neglect? 

What’s the point of education?

Can creativity survive in the climate of fear and coercion that’s emerging in our schools? 

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