Man is a wolf to man, according to The Grand Inquisitor in Dostoevskii’s The Brothers Karamazov. He has no inclination to be good, but is […]
Category: The Paradoxical
Maxima Mea Culpa
Alex Gibney’s new documentary, Maxima Mea Culpa, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this year, casts a critical eye on the issue of […]
The ‘Evil’ of Daniel Bartlam
To label the teenager Daniel Bartlam “evil”, as the Daily Mirror does this morning, is a gross oversimplification, not least because implicit in this label […]
The Tragedy and Delusion of KONY 2012’s Jason Russell
Jason Russell’s KONY 2012 film is indeed very powerful, playing perfectly to an idealistic youth with its simplistic, gung-ho Hollywood sentiment: that human evil can […]
Hirst and Emin: Artists of Deceit
I have a dear friend – an immensely gifted writer and artist – who not only produces wonderful work of real craft and quality but […]
The Ugly and Awkward Truth of ‘Occupy London’
One of the protester’s banners at Occupy London declares, “The 99% needs a safety net more than the 1% needs a security blanket.” Many mainstream […]
God and Melanie Phillips Will Cure ‘Sick’ Britain!
David Cameron, returning from his holiday in Tuscany earlier this week, declared a “fightback” against the rioters in England, vowing he’d do “whatever it takes” […]
A Decadent and Murderous Underclass!
A Mail on Sunday poll this week reveals that “more than half of Britons want a return of the death penalty,” and this prompts me […]
The State of Modern Fiction
What the fuck is going on with modern fiction?! I’m dying to read that wonderful book, which has a bloody big heart, yet I cannot […]
Society Today – Why Are They Begging?
Society Today, Vol. 1, No. 2, November/December 2005 This is the question on our lips when we walk past a man or woman huddled in […]