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War, economic development, employment and poverty, terrorisms, racism, gender. All issues that bring out people’s passion. Rarely though are these issues debated sensibly. If you are interested in better dialogue on global, national or local issues, then many of the items in this blog will be of interest to you.

By clicking on the ‘Index’ link above, or here, you can pick and chose the topics that are of interest to you, or keep reading below for more information about the author.

The two decades Andrew MacLeod (profile here)  spent with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the United Nations, in wars and natural disasters, saw MacLeod live in both horrendous and happy circumstances; in rich and poor countries. Such diverse experiences have informed his views with a rare cross section of cultural perspectives.

MacLeod is amongst the group of people who are desperately frustrated at the poor quality of international dialogue and discussion. The “Better Debate” blog is an attempt to contribute to better global dialogue. His travel blog (link above) also attempts to shed light on the cooperation that can exist across borders.

Some of the opinions expressed in these writings dating back over a decade are confrontational. Some views Andrew still holds dear today, but some views he has modified or now thinks are wrong.

The ability to change one’s mind is perhaps a trait that we do not value enough in society. When a politician does change his or her mind, we are tempted to call them a ‘flip-flopper’, but surely, with new experiences and new information, only a fool would not question previous views? Some views may change and some may remain after a renewed questioning. Surely the ability to put and debate opinions is one of the most important things in our society?

Indeed Andrew sees the ability to question one’s own opinions is a strength rather than a weakness.

“I hope you enjoy reading these views. I hope you agree with some, disagree with some and that none leave you feeling ambivalentAndrew MacLeod

Please enjoy the blog and make your selection here.

The blog is now compiled onto a published book, now available on Amazon:
Stop The Bollocks

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