Some of you may know that I have been exploring ideas about why humans seem so contradictory for many years. I even wrote a short, not very successful, book about it (The Paradoxical Primate 2004). I have decided to have another go, with some new and some old ideas. Because this isn’t directly about Whitehall, or wider public management, I have set it up as a new blog called ‘Homo Janus‘ (http://homojanus.wordpress.com/). Over the coming months I’ll be steadily adding new posts, and hopefully stimulating some debate, on this important and fascinating subject.