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Monkeys, bats and our national trust


There was always one key flaw in our species. Which is that someone always shags a monkey. Read more

Monkeys, bats and our national trust2020-04-14T16:50:24+01:00

Why Easter is music to my ears


Churches may be shut, and services cancelled, but we can still be moved by the music of Holy Week Read more

Why Easter is music to my ears2020-04-14T16:54:32+01:00

The Great Enervation


In his new book, Ross Douthat writes convincingly of America’s descent into decadence and torpor. Can anything stop the slide? Read more

The Great Enervation2020-04-01T10:57:43+01:00

In this strange new world, where do we find purpose?


By asking ‘How do we spend our time well?’ I do not of course mean simply ‘How do we keep ourselves busy?’. There are home exercise videos for that. Even

In this strange new world, where do we find purpose?2020-03-26T11:18:18+00:00

Italy’s flirtation with fascism


If we don't draw a distinction between the Right and the far-Right, we'll lose our ability to recognise which is which Read more

Italy’s flirtation with fascism2020-04-01T11:08:15+01:00