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Theodore Dalrymple: A Modern Macchu Picchu

21st January 2017 8

In the second section of the Guardian for 16 January, there is an article about a building in Peru that has ‘just earned… the title of best new building in the world.’ As the awarding […]

Theodore Dalrymple: Bread and Circuses

18th January 2017 0

The circuses division of our bread-and-circuses regime is certainly in rude health. Opinions vary as to the health of the bread division off that regime: one can find everything from predictions of imminent collapse to […]

Gibbon; The Emperor Elagabalus

13th January 2017 4

A rational voluptuary adheres with invariable respect to the temperate dictates of nature, and improves the gratifications of sense by social intercourse, endearing connections, and the soft colouring of taste and the imagination. But Elagabalus, […]

Overturning the Religion of the 20th Century

12th January 2017 11

Fred Hoyle, Plumian Professor of Astrophysics and Experimental Philosophy at Cambridge in 1958, and an atheist, made many enemies as a result of his opposition to Darwinism which was the religion of the day. He and […]

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