It seldom occurs to this author that the best way to deal with fashionable absurdities is to laugh at them, and trust in the public’s common sense.
There is a mistaken view that threats to freedom stem from the state, but peer pressure can equally result in “despotism of custom”.
Parliament is not, should not be and probably cannot be a faithful reflection of the flux that confuses us in daily life.
For a certain kind of leftwinger, there’s no bigger blight on the world than the USA. Admittedly, the foreign policy mistakes of successive US administrations have supplied ample grist to the mill of anti-Americanism, but you don’t have to be a neo-con to see that the deep hostility of people like Julian Assange to America's role in […]