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1812 history

The Ghost of Thomas Paine haunts the Church of England

When Richard Dawkins recently claimed that Christians were “not really Christian at all”, he wasn’t breaking new ground. Over 200 years ago, Thomas Paine, that oft-quoted American patriot, wrote a pamphlet that said basically the same thing.

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writing

Contest: reject a character

Winners were announced on Saturday.

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An ode to the recruitment process

Three men were sentenced to death by firing squad: a retired sabre tooth hunter, a perpetual job seeker, and a head hunter.