Life

Separation Anxiety

Separation Anxiety

Feb 04 2009

Fond of beer in swarthy nooks, but happiest among his books. Change happens very quickly these days, and it has always interested me that people

World

High Drama in Argentina’s Halls of Power

High Drama in Argentina’s Halls of Power

Jul 27 2008

It is an age-old question: what happens when an irresistible force meets an immovable object? The force in question is the farming community of Argentina,

World

Stat Belgium, stat Europa

Stat Belgium, stat Europa

Jun 26 2008

Victor Davis Hanson has suggested in his “Letter to the Europeans” (National Review Online, January 6, 2006) that we Americans believe the European Union is

War

Fighting Evil with Evil

Fighting Evil with Evil

Jun 14 2008

There is a fascinating little British film from the middle of the century named “It Happened Here” which depicts life in Great Britain after the

Britain

The Crown of Disenchantment

The Crown of Disenchantment

May 31 2008

Over in Great Britain, the House of Commons recently passed the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill which, among other things, keeps the time limit on

Religion

Christ at the heart of Quebec

Christ at the heart of Quebec

May 23 2008

Quebec, la belle province, was once a land as Christ-haunted as Flannery O’Connor’s American South, with classical parish churches at the heart of towns and

Conservatism

Which Scots conservatism: unionist or nationalist?

Which Scots conservatism: unionist or nationalist?

May 17 2008

For those who haven’t been keeping up with Caledonian affairs, Scottish independence has been brought onto the agenda by the victory of the anti-unionist, pro-independence

Politics

Pondering the Shape of Things to Come

Pondering the Shape of Things to Come

May 09 2008

The realm of prophecy and prediction is a notoriously dangerous territory in which to venture if one takes things too seriously, but I hope you

Uncategorized

The myths of Simon Blackburn

The myths of Simon Blackburn

Apr 30 2008

In the latest issue of the periodical formerly known as The Times Higher Education Supplement (it now calls itself simply “Times Higher Education”), the philosopher