You would not think that Bath, with its creamy Georgian stone, would be a source of existential pessimism but according to research conducted at the University of Bath, 56% of young people across ten different nations believe that humanity is doomed.
The best advice that any of my lecturers at university gave me was to leave. The lecturer – Ferdinand Dennis, a British author who had been born in Jam…
Hello, Obligatory shilling. It was a productive week (though I wish it could have been one article less so). I wrote for The Critic about the sad relat…
When I was young - very young - my idea of luxury was having a mini-fridge in my room, filled to bursting with cans of Coke. Now that I have my own off…
One bad thing about being intelligent is that you have an advanced ability to rationalise nonsense. Daniel Drezner is an intelligent person. He is a pr…
A popular criticism of Jordan Peterson as a public intellectual is that whatever he says that is true is also trite. “Clean your room”, “stand up strai…
Hello, Obligatory shilling. I wrote for my paying subscribers about Evelyn Waugh and the meaning of niceness. I wrote a short piece for UnHerd about Me…
Evelyn Waugh was many things but he was not a nice man. He was many fine things, as a person as well as a novelist: witty, charming and lavishly if inc…
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