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 imposition into somewhere familiar. Like the Beetham Tower to their north, they are on a different scale to the low sprawl that…
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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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Three black and white pictures sit in one of the windowsills of my cottage, one is of my father and the other two are of my grandfathers. They have all…
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