archive

key posts
What are universities for?
Qualified ‘philosophers’
Politicising the university system
Semi-voluntary euthanasia
Academic decline
Irritating the bourgeoisie
Fukushima
EaziLeaks
Financial ‘no-brainers’
Culture and markets
The theory of the second-best
Trivialised MPs and their expenses
Any colour so long as it’s left
Academic vacuity
The pseudoscience of well-being
Economics as pseudoscience
Western values: worth defending?
The state will give you your identity
Critics will be punished
Real motives and cover stories (new link)
Institutionalised child abuse
The banality of contemporary art
The state demands ‘radical’ art
Dawkins' dumbed-down rationalism
Epidemics at NHS hospitals
Anti-Israel academia
Poet in possession of banned literature
Educational conscription

notelets
jokes
Oxford University
authoritarian backlash
Genesis
policy snatchers
women on boards
Dirty Hari
the Queen and the LSE
Daily Mirror 1963, Daily Telegraph 2009
‘research’ proving conservatives are pussies
the black hole of government debt
Apple
Andy Kaufman
Journal of Politics
The Matrix
Beryl Bainbridge
Clara Schumann
Sherlock
Germaine Greer
Auberon Waugh and Viagra
Alain de Botton
sex & John Bercow
drugs that cause madness
Donald Davidson
testosterone and banking
corporate ‘authenticity’
intelligence
Brown v Blair
The Simpsons
John Peel
Kazuo Ishiguro
bonuses
Germany’s clerics
Royal Society
News of the World
grant application
Steven Pinker
Blade Runner
Stephen Fry
Robert Schumann
Norman Foster
Niall Ferguson and Paul Krugman
reflexivity
Google
Douglas Adams
theatre & sex
libraries
men & woolly monkeys
Leitch Review
waste collection
myth of deregulation
Quickgate
Massive Attack
Prince Philip
Bigotgate
Wikipedia
Star Trek
non-graduates
child protection industry
Deutsche Bank
Tata Consulting
myth of right-wing overshoot
Daphne Du Maurier
Virginia Woolf
Hobbes, Nietzsche, Beveridge
the duty to have sex
pragmatism and climate change as dogma
voting systems
think tanks and neutrality
Downton Abbey
2009 Turner Prize
black swans
the “Thatcha” and the Guardian