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On being wise as serpents

The opening line of a children's poem by Mary Howitt in 1828 is a caution for growing up in a duplicitous world: "'Will you walk into my parlour?' said the Spider to the Fly."

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Evil, be thou my good

Abraham Lincoln won the election of 1860 with only 39.8 percent of the popular vote and was so loathed that he had to take a night train secretly into Washington for his inauguration.

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'The Politics of Hope'

Based on his book  "The Politics of Hope",  Rabbi Sacks analyses the rise in the 'politics of anger' in the West today and explores whether it might be possible to create a different kind of politics: the 'politics of hope'.

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