We can’t travel because of the virus. But one day we will… hopefully! So it’s worth gearing ourselves up with practical tips and advice. But
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Today’s reading is neither poetry nor fiction but is prose of a different sort. It is one of C. S. Lewis’s great essays, one which
Sacred Treasure Former LibDem leader, Tim Farron has been saying some really important things in the last week about the state and nature of western
Revolutions invariably eat their children. It’s an almost inevitable fact of history. The expression was coined by a royalist journalist during the French Revolution, Jacques
It is unavoidable. Each of us is motivated by many different desires and concerns: some positive, some negative, some altruistic, some self-oriented or even selfish.
This is superb and completely speaks for itself. It subverts the natural, but risky, human desire to connect all the dots on the basis of
It has its gainsayers (eg Steven Poole is pretty disparaging, though unfairly in my view) but George Orwell’s Politics and the English Language (the whole
Well, the US presidential election is in its final month at last. Will any of us sleep safely in our beds again? History has been
The presenting issue behind the article was the hysteria whipped up against Obama’s healthcare proposals in the US – something which those of us with
Mary Eberstadt has a wonderful turn of phrase and an impish wit, which are used to devastating effect in her 2010 book The Loser Letters. She
This is an update of a talk I gave nearly 15 years ago to some students back in Sheffield. My aim was to help them
Not quite sure what got me hooked on this New Yorker article (sadly the full article is behind a paywall), but I was gripped. Using