Monthly Archives: July 2016

On Normality…

Even before the killing of Father Jacques Hamel the French Prime Minister, Manuel Valls, said that France “is going to have to live with terrorism”. Regular atrocities have become the “new norm”. Imagine, if you will, going back in time. … Continue reading

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Words on the Death of Father Jacques Hamel

Screaming in a house of silence. Death before the resurrection. Let the power of their violence Shrink before civilisation.

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My New Book…

I am pleased to announce the publication of my first book, Champion. It is a short book, at about 14,000 words, and is about status, ambition, armed robbery and the Premiership. You can download it here for absolutely nothing. Here’s … Continue reading

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Three Poems About Poets…

Language Think of Auden, Calmly weeping. In his Autumn Words did nothing. Observation Sod the paper. Sod the weather. I saw rabbits wearing leather. Sod the paper. Sod the weather. I saw dead hands pressed together. Biography You try, Mr … Continue reading

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Hot Take

It comes naturally to me: Instantaneous expertise. That sense of knowing one plus one Almost, almost adds up to three.

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The Public School in the Progressive Imagination…

Imperial Britain was, in a sense, a bully. It strode around the world as a bully strides around a school: pushing about the weaker, less developed nations. It could be brutal, and contemptuous, and it was not above stealing lunch … Continue reading

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Towards an Inquisitive Agnosticism…

The court has heard arguments, impassioned and intemperate, both for belief and nonbelief in the existence of God. On one side we can count such notable apologists as William Lane Craig, John Lennox, David Bentley Hart and Edward Feser. On … Continue reading

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