Monthly Archives: February 2003

so much for history

After all my tergivisations, my daughter has a cold. I have a cold. So we shall be snotty liberals at home, and watch the march on television. My wife has gone, though. But if you look for me on the … Continue reading Continue reading

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really fancy

This — a really ambitious trick — is an attempt to check all the new formatting options. ~specifically, this should appear in class loony~ and be followed by ??a sober and respectable class?? sane My god. It worked. Even if … Continue reading Continue reading

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Truth

Supper with Richard Dawkins last night, after a discussion I had chaired for the British Humanist Association on creationism and what to do about it. I said in my opening remarks that there should be far more Christians in the … Continue reading Continue reading

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Marching as to war

I’ve been trying to think straight about the march on Saturday. I shall go, if only to because I regret never bothering to watch the Diana hysteria in Kensington Gardens, and this promises to be the most significant mass demonstration … Continue reading Continue reading

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Apologies

For taking Glenn Reynolds seriously a couple of posts back. Here is his grand explanation of the bin Laden tape: HOW CONVENIENT. Personally, I think this is evidence that Osama is dead, and that the CIA is supplying these tapes … Continue reading Continue reading

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Imperial blindness

Glenn Reynolds, the Instapundit man, has posted a rant on MSNBC about how a real Empire would not at all behave as America does. Let me say at once that America is not yet an imperial power. But that is … Continue reading Continue reading

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The ghost of Alden Pyle (naturalised)

Andrew Sullivan is not a fool. He is, of course, an ideologue of the sort who can’t see creditable reasons for people to disagree with him about the stuff he really cares about. But can even he sincerely believe that … Continue reading Continue reading

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Foreign Accents

From time to time I read Ben Hammersley’s blog. It’s literate, interesting — and like having my teeth sandpapered because he’s living in Sweden and he still writes in ascii. So, he lives outside Lidköping — but writes that he … Continue reading Continue reading

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Proud to be British

God knows, our own dear press is stupid, ignorant and vicious often enough. But not as bad as this. The New York Sun is arguing against granting a permit for the anti-war march next Saturday: ” we wouldn’t want to … Continue reading Continue reading

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A sense of proportion

about the world is available here — at least if you’re running Java. Before Java there was, of course, no way for man to understand his place in the Universe. Continue reading

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