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The Tyranny of the Bookish

The Tyranny of the Bookish

It is now nearly a hundred years since H.G. Wells remarked in his book The...

Rude Remarks

Momus, God of Scorn

Momus, God of Scorn

I’m not interested in winning, but in thinking. I’d rather be perplexed than...

The Untold Story

Who Killed the Enlightenment?

Who Killed the Enlightenment?

There were three terrible things about 9/11. The first was the apocalyptic...

Oscar Mania

Hollywood Sniper

Hollywood Sniper

Clint Eastwood’s Iraq war drama, American Sniper, reminds me that the central...

Home Front

Selma, 50 Years On

Selma, 50 Years On

On Martin Luther King Day, 2015, how stand race relations in America? “Selma,” a...

Cultural Caviar

I Have a (Wet) Dream …

I Have a (Wet) Dream …

May a lowly white Canadian like me take a little pride in my knowledge of...

British Politics

An Interview With James Goad

An Interview With James Goad

James Goad is the Chairman of the Worcester City branch of the United Kingdom...

News

The Week That Perished

The Week That Perished

The Week’s Most Frustrating, Irritating, and Aggravating Headlines FRANCE...

Idiocracy

The Lamps Are Going Out

The Lamps Are Going Out

Last night the streetlights in my pleasant little English market town were...

High Life

A Time for Tenacity

A Time for Tenacity

This is a good time to write about a nation’s resilience in the face of...

The Untold Story

10 Attacks Committed by Terrorists Radicalized in the West

10 Attacks Committed by Terrorists Radicalized in the West

A picture recently surfaced of radical Islamicist Anjem Choudary surrounded by...

Education

Obama’s Next Useless Subsidy

Obama’s Next Useless Subsidy

As if the country weren’t full of enough petulant, overgrown...

Rude Remarks

Houellebecq and Cassandra

Houellebecq and Cassandra

So Michel Houellebecq quit promoting his new book. Instead he’s hiding out...

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Quarterly Potpourri

Quarterly Potpourri

The age of Krapp.  There went another year swirling down the plughole—one of...

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