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KATHERINE SHONFIELD

We live in times of exhortation. Inexpensive declamatory homilies have proved even harder to resist for this government than the last one. The government's latest white paper proves that exhortation now has the effrontery to penetrate where laws, money, and certainly architecture can never reach: the intimate behaviour of the family. Behind every exhortation telling you to do something because it's good for you, there is an undeclared third party who will be the real beneficiary. If, ...

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