Karl Popper’s NZEdged Legacy

Roger James in the The Guardian ponders the centenary of the birth of one of the C20th most original (and controversial) thinkers, philosopher Karl Popper. In an affirmation of edge theory Popper’s most influential work (a pair of books of which the most famous is The Open Society And Its Enemies) was written while at Canterbury University College, Christchurch, NZ, where he spent the whole of the war taking up a lectureship after fleeing Nazi occupation of his native Vienna (Popper was born to Jewish parents who had converted to Christianity).


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Roseanne Liang’s Shadow in the Cloud a Blast

Roseanne Liang’s Shadow in the Cloud a Blast

“Imagine how Ripley of Alien would handle a Nightmare at 20,000 Feet-style gremlin attack. Sound wild? Roseanne Liang’s female empowerment thriller delivers on that premise.” Variety’s Peter Debruge reviews the New…