Towards Better Democracy

Good words, well written, better the world. Good literature betters the world immeasurably.

Flying the Flag High Upon the Mast

Many years ago when I was studying music at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa, I adopted the following credo. I found what has become the words to express what I have held fast to all my life. You will find it in the book Civilisation by Kenneth Clark. A television programme was made with the same title by the BBC. It is well worth getting hold of a copy of the programme. The BBC is not so keen on sharing its programmes on the Internet. Strange because they are a government funded body. If you can get past Clark’s rather arch manner of speaking, the programme is an endless tapestry of gems. I think I have the order right. I haven’t written it out in decades.


The pursuit of truth

The creation of beauty

The maintenance of happiness



Malcolm D B Munro
Wednesday 2 August, 2017


Filed under: Arts, Media, Music, poetry, songs, stories

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