Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Holly Hamilton-Bleakley

Holly Hamilton-Bleakley
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http://philosophyforparents.com/
Holly is a mother of six, now living in the United States. She holds an MPhil and PhD in Intellectual History & Political Thought from Newnham College, Cambridge. She blogs at Philosophy for Parents. Tim is her husband and a former RAF officer.

Holly’s Letter from America: Hillary Clinton’s equality agenda has no room for stay-at-home mothers

Hillary Clinton has been campaigning for president again, even though she has ‘yet to decide’ whether she will run.  Increasingly, Hillary is focusing her not-so-clandestine...

Holly’s Letter from America: Obama, the Messiah turns from peace to war

So Obama, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, has become a war president. He’s reluctant about it all, so apparently that makes it OK....

Holly’s Letter from America:  The Scots are more conservative than they let on

The Scots voted ‘no’ to independence this week. No doubt this is for all sorts of reasons which cannot be captured with one question...

Holly’s Letter from America: The family that dines together thrives together

‘Much depends on dinner’, wrote Lord Byron. And it turns out that, on this point at least, the poet was right.  Earlier this month, a...

Holly’s Letter from America: Dawkins should realise you can’t have love without pain

Last week, Richard Dawkins caused an international furore when he asserted that it is ‘immoral’ for expectant parents to not abort their unborn child...

Holly’s Letter From America: ISIL, a monster created by the West’s inaction?

‘You were given the choice between war and dishonor.  You chose dishonor, and you will have war.’ Three years ago, Obama and Cameron were faced...

Holly’s Letter from America: Outsource the drudgery of parenting and you outsource the joy

Some readers may be aware that I write a blog called Philosophy for Parents. I find that my posts there have a recurring theme....

Holly’s Letter from America: Women rescue divorced fathers fighting to see their children

It’s a sad fact that in the US, we have a broken family court system. It fails the children of divorced parents by essentially...

Holly’s Letter from America:  We must rid ourselves of the cult of youth in politics

Emily Benn, the granddaughter of Tony Benn, announced recently that she will be standing for Parliament in 2015, at the grand old age of...

Holly’s Letter from America: Forget the gender gap. Politics needs the wisdom arising from full-time parenting

In the wake of Cameron’s unprecedented move this week to close the gender gap in his cabinet, Isabel Hardman at The Daily Telegraph warned...

Holly’s Letter From America: The Clintons turn to drugs. Must be an election on the way

Recently, both Hillary and Bill Clinton have drawn media attention for revising their respective positions on drug legalisation.  Both were against it when Bill...

Holly’s Letter from America: Oregon teaches us the Right to Die risks becoming a Duty to Die

This week, Professor John Ashton, president of the Faculty of Public Health, weighed in on the ‘right to die’ debate.  In an interview with...

Holly’s Letter from America: Marriage is the key to ending child poverty

Child poverty is a major concern in the United States. But our policy-makers fail to discuss what has been shown to be one of...

Holly’s Letter from America: Why does the BBC exile Britain’s greatest philosopher Roger Scruton?

The American Michael Sandel is a familiar face in Britain – or, at least a familiar voice. Although he resides on our shores as...

Holly’s Letter from America: Memo to Hillary. Merit trumps gender

Hillary Clinton has stated that she has not decided whether she is running for the US presidency. Yet, with the publication this week of...

Holly’s Letter from America: D-Day heroes had faith in a just cause. We have lost such certainties

On Friday, my children and I observed D-day. We watched original footage of the invasions. We listened to clips of speeches from Churchill, Roosevelt, Montgomery...

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