"...for thousands of years, it counted as received wisdom, at least among philosophers, that elections and democracy were not compatible... Why do we believe so ardently that elections will deliver the political and economic emancipation we crave, when so far they have delivered only a handful of billionaires and unassailable career politicians? The truth is that electoral democracy as we know it is a long con..." Great book on why we need to remodel our political system to something more closely resembling actual democracy to have a hope of addressing big global issues such as inequality and climate change.
Boxing Day beach walk.
The RSNO Christmas Concert last night.
Not the weather to let sleeping dogs lie.
Something to look forward to as we come out of Christmas. The Manipulate Festival from @puppetanimascot. Cutting edge artists from home and abroad @traversetheatre. The most Fringey thing in Edinburgh outside of August.