My name is Robert Brook.

I help people to think and to write.

I live in London. I work at the UK Parliament.

Previously at AOL TIME-Warner, TIME Inc. and Trinity Mirror.

Totalitarianism appeals to the very dangerous emotional needs of people who live in complete isolation and in fear of one another.
Hannah Arendt

Alienation as our present destiny is achieved only by outrageous violence perpetrated by human beings on human beings.
R. D. Laing

Serious reflexion about one's own character will often induce a curious sense of emptiness; and if one knows another person well, one may sometimes intuit a similar void in him.
Iris Murdoch

... the pandemic of mental anguish that afflicts our time cannot be properly understood, or healed, if viewed as a private problem suffered by damaged individuals.
Mark Fisher