Have just returned from a very restful three weeks in Italy - so restful, I did not manage to blog!
Hope to rectify that over the next couple of days, but in the meantime I am preparing for Radio 4's Any Questions - I am on the panel for this evening's broadcast (along with Bonnie Greer, Tim Montgomery and Lord Ramsbotham). If you would like to hear the discussion, the link to the BBC website is http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/news/anyquestions.shtml
We shouldn’t underestimate how far our societies have pulled apart. Yet there is hope for renewal, says Anthony Painter. The question is not whether we come together – but how.