We have seen a large amount of startlingly fawning coverage of last night's Golden Globes ceremony. How everyone wearing black made a forceful political statement, how Hollywood showed how much in advance of Washington it is, how Oprah ought to be President and how the world had been saved and we could now all live … Continue reading On the Golden Globes: fashionable demagoguery
The most recent issue in DC Comics' Batgirl title (number 18, issued 21/12/2017) taught an unlikely lesson in political philosophy; possibly one that the author did not intend.
I am going to be controversial again. I was taken aback by this piece of argument on the subject of the matter of the day - no, I don't mean Brexit, or what it means to have a lunatic as President of the United States, but sexual molestation. It writer appears to think that the … Continue reading Male privilege bad; White privilege good
1 Introduction On 28 January 2000, Nigel Jones, Member of Parliament for Cheltenham, was holding one his regular surgeries (sessions where constituents could bring their problems to him) when a member of the public (who turned out to be mentally ill) attacked him with a samurai sword. The attacker severely injured Mr Jones and killed … Continue reading Tucson and the idea of the state
Warning: displays left-wing bias! I've always been perturbed by the way that it seems that the immediate reaction of people in the Muslim world to anyone in the West being a bit silly is to charge out in huge mobs, and burn flags of / shout 'death to' the country the silly people are from. … Continue reading Qu’ran burning, ‘Death to America’ and all that