Alain de Botton is probably anticipating sceptical reviews of his new book. It is unfortunate that, as a philosophical analysis of the news media, it is bound to be assessed by the very outlets, often resistant to change, that it seeks to correct.
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Thursday 16 January 2014
The Cottagers have seen a bid for the England Under-21 international rejected, but are now under investigation
Wednesday 15 January 2014
China Mobile offers more than 760 million potential customers, although Apple still faces competition from cheaper handsets made by local companies
Saturday 11 January 2014
England captain admits lying in bed thinking about the way forward and ‘the decisions that go with that’ as debate about the leading batsman continues, writes Stephen Brenkley in Melbourne
Thursday 19 December 2013
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has apologised after he claimed a Canadian reporter was “lurking” around his house, climbing his fences and taking photos of his children.
Tuesday 17 December 2013
Manchester United v Everton: David Moyes keeps lid on emotions ahead of Everton's visit to Old Trafford
Wednesday 04 December 2013
'I would rather get on with the game,' says former Goodison boss ahead of reunion with former club
Tuesday 26 November 2013
New plans to manage payments for oil in Turkey out of Kurdistan helped Tony Hayward and Nat Rothschild’s Genel Energy spurt up nearly 5 per cent yesterday. Analysts rated the oil explorer a buy and raised their price target after news on Friday that a deal has been reached with the Kurdistan Regional Government regarding payments that will now not contravene an existing agreement with Iraq.
Sir Mick Jagger and the great-grandparent club: why more of us will know our children's children's children
Tuesday 26 November 2013
Sir Mick Jagger is about to become a member of a growing new club – great-grandparenthood. Samuel Muston finds out why more of us will know our children’s children’s children
Thursday 14 November 2013
The costly clothing emporium is branching out into larger sizes, which is rich considering its CEO's controversial opinions on body size
Friday 08 November 2013
The rumoured - and ridiculed - feature was first mentioned in May
Sunday 13 October 2013
Lord Hall's futuristic vision risks devaluing what it seeks to protect
Thursday 12 September 2013
The Lib Dem conference begins this weekend and so too does The Independent's series of fringe meetings sponsored by RSA Insurance Group. We kick off on the evening of Monday 16 September, when The Independent's esteemed political columnist Steve Richards will sit down with Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable.
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Outlook It was an astute question, but Ivan Glasenberg doesn't slip up easily. More importantly, the billionaire South African usually gets what he wants and we now have a good idea of what – or who – his latest target might be.
Thursday 01 August 2013
Pre-season never used to be such a sweat. But then football seldom proved this exciting, even on the great days. And if Brown Panther's success here yesterday represented a valid sample of retirement, Michael Owen is hardly going to yearn long for those rainy Tuesdays in Stoke.
Wednesday 17 July 2013
Former coach Mickey Arthur claims there is unrest in the camp
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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