Everyone knows we have driven out the demons. They are banished to metaphors, horror stories, and the politely ignored beliefs of recent immigrants. But they sneak back in from the margins. A rationalist uses Moloch as a metaphor, then admits that in something like ‘a mystical…
I was in Manchester last week. Once, I knew the city well, but I haven’t visited in a few years; so the new skyscrapers on Deansgate seemed a sudden…
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A collection of links
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A parable for the liberalism of fear
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When I was fourteen, I asked a girl I knew ‘do you really believe all that stuff?’ about, in essence, the whole of Christianity. I’m just one person…
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On Austerity Wensleydale and the liberalism of fear
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Sketching a political myth for Yorkshire
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On living with the Machine
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