Don’t be a dick”. Those were the simple words with which Laurie Penny, contributing editor for New Statesman, ended an article for the weekly magazine a couple of years ago, January 2016. As New Year resolutions go, hers was as good as they came and one I would easily follow, especially now in 2018. If only I believed in New Year’s resolutions. The subject she and other writers had explored back then was the Ten Commandments and how to either re-write some of them or invent new ones for our fast-developing 21st century.

London-based, Cuban writer. Author of “Cuban, Immigrant, and Londoner”, to be published by Austin Macauley. Has written for The Guardian and Prospect.

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