Power to the Corbynites? August 24, 2015 07:15

Power to the Corbynites?

I support and do not support Jeremy Corbyn in his bid to become leader of the Labour Party. Why this double-mindedness?   Steve Latham [...]
Tomorrowland or bust? August 18, 2015 06:16

Tomorrowland or bust?

Directed by Brad Bird, “Tomorrowland” stars Brit Robertson as Casey Newton, a teenage girl who takes on the problems of civilisational collapse and environmental [...]
Choosing our racial identity? August 3, 2015 04:46

Choosing our racial identity?

The case of Rachel Dolezal erupted into the media last week, because she was ‘outed’ as a white woman pretending to be ‘black’.   [...]
Noise and the city July 27, 2015 02:54

Noise and the city

The usual image of the city is a place of noise, a cacophony of sound, an aural assault on our ears, preventing us from [...]
Tradition and traditionalism July 20, 2015 17:19

Tradition and traditionalism

Tradition is often considered a conservative force, opposing progressive change. But already there is a counter-tradition of the radical.   Steve Latham   Look [...]
Saving Europe July 6, 2015 06:19

Saving Europe

David Cameron is playing a dangerous game of brinkmanship with the Eurosceptics in the Conservative Party.     Steve Latham   Having relied on [...]
Transsexuals and truth June 29, 2015 22:35

Transsexuals and truth

The gender transition of Bruce to  has been prominent in the news weeks ago. Former athlete Jenner had become famous latterly through his marriage [...]
Political revival June 22, 2015 04:33

Political revival

After Postmodernism, three, very different, movements, illustrate this revival of the political: Occupy, the Arab Spring, and Islamism.   Steve Latham   Occupy was [...]
Past the post June 7, 2015 00:02

Past the post

Postmodernism seems old hat these days. Once flavour of the month, this cultural intellectual movement now seems dated and passé. The world, and we, [...]
A life in books May 31, 2015 01:59

A life in books

We’re getting ready to move house. The biggest problem, besides finding somewhere cheap enough for us to buy in the capital, is what to [...]
Dolce and Gabbana family ruckus May 24, 2015 21:00

Dolce and Gabbana family ruckus

Controversy flared recently because of comments critical of same-sex families by the heads of the Dolce and Gabbana luxury fashion company.   Steve Latham [...]
Canadian outsider May 16, 2015 00:00

Canadian outsider

Emily Carr is little known outside Canada, but is renowned there as an icon of national art. The exhibition of her work at the [...]
Election aftermath May 10, 2015 00:52

Election aftermath

The British election results are in, and we now have, against all expectations, a solid majority Conservative government.   Steve Latham   Leftists are [...]
The madness of Exodus May 3, 2015 18:55

The madness of Exodus

Hollywood’s treatment of religion is always an interesting phenomenon, prompting questions about how the dream-factory has twisted the spiritual meaning of this ancient text [...]
Human rights and history April 26, 2015 16:54

Human rights and history

Larry Seidentop has written a book, “Inventing the Individual: the Origins of Western Liberalism”, where he argues that our tradition of individualism and human [...]

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