Listen to modernist women not medievalist beard-wearers
In my first ever post I outlined my reasons for starting this blog. I said that I disliked the coarsening of political debate and the intolerance of differing opinions that has disfigured political discourse in the West over the past couple of decades. I also decried the triumph of emotion over reason and some people’s apparent inability to separate their opinions from their identity, as if disagreeing with the former was an attack on the latter. But most of all I wrote about how I was concerned about the ongoing march of aggressive, authoritarian, intolerant, far-right religion. Continue reading “Sara Khan Not Anjem Choudhary”
Celebrity culture at its worst
It’s hard. It’s very hard. No matter how you try, it is almost impossible to avoid celebrity culture. By a strange kind of osmosis, you become aware of people who are simply famous for being famous – Kardashians, people who have appeared on “talent” shows, so-called “WAGS” (why in this day and age would someone want to be famous because they are the wife or girlfriend of a sports star?) – even if you never watch the braindead television shows they appear on. As ever, our American friends are ahead of the rest of the world, having elected as their president a man whose main claim to fame is appearing on a reality TV show. But where America leads, the UK is sure to follow. Which brings me neatly to Pippa Middleton. Continue reading “Tawdry, Vulgar, Mediocre”
One size does not fit all in education
This report about the poor quality of some UK undergraduates attracted my attention this morning. Continue reading “The Undermining of UK Universities”
The tawdriness of the so-called honours system
I posted this article about David Beckham’s pursuit of one of the baubles handed out by the British Establishment.
Continue reading “Beckham and the Non-Existent Knighthood Update”
A growing lack of personal autonomy?
This article is about how I believe the current religion of “diversity” is actually creating a population of conformists. Continue reading “Diversity and Conformity”
The tawdriness of the s0-called “Honours System”
I don’t usually pay attenti0n to the mindless goings-on of “celebrities.” Continue reading “Beckham and the Non-Existent Knighthood”