This post is a little different from normal Q fare and is written by MJ, a friend who has been involved in various ways in
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I love the British Museum. It’s a treasure house and a marvel. It covers the entire world and even just a few minutes within its
Why don’t you just try to win them over…? A complaint that I’ve heard frequently goes something like this. If you have a grievance against
You will know of Godwin’s law, I’m sure, whereby the longer an internet discussion countinues, “the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.” So, I’m afraid, the time has come.
One of the most gripping if chilling works of history that I’ve read is one that I find myself returning to a lot these days, despite the fact that it is well over 10 years since I first encountered it (in early research for Wilderness of Mirrors). Sir Ian Kershaw has spent a lifetime researching 20th Century German history and has brought all kinds of profound insights to the anglophone world (including through his mammoth two-volume biography of Hitler).
The news from Beirut this week was horrendous. It was all just so NEEDLESS. A catalogue of criminality, responsibility-avoidance coupled with the impotence of those
One of the many reasons for missing life in central London is Daunt Books. I’ve mentioned it a few times here, including in this post
It was simply impossible to keep on the usual trajectory of readings with the horrors on the news. Forget the virus. Forget the Brexit car