Sir Charles had long been interested in applying a scientific approach to societal and conflict issues, and felt that it might be possible to give the public at large a better understanding of these. So in 1975, with the help of the Tavistock Institute and others, he founded 'OPUS' ('Organisation for Promoting the Undestanding of Society'). Its first fruit was this pamphlet.

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Nearly thirty years on, OPUS does still exist, but may bear little relation to what was originally envisaged.

Do the 11 "Principles" stand up in the 21st century? I personally have some caveats — they are probably too simplistic to cover the full reality of current society — but as far as they go, I think they mostly do.

At some point to come, I may add some commentary, and even open the site up for posting others' arguments.