Monthly Archives: July 2018

On the semiotics of secularism and nakedness of village atheism in the culture war

Listening to the lovely bells of Winchester, one of our great mediaeval cathedrals. So much nicer than the aggressive-sounding “Allahu Akhbar.” Or is that just my cultural upbringing? — Richard Dawkins (@RichardDawkins) July 16, 2018 One of the great … Continue reading

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How Donald Trump is like Marxism and Psychoanalysis

Recently my Twitter and Facebook timelines have been littered with references to this story: Man, 92, Allegedly Beaten With a Brick & Told ‘Go Back to Mexico’ by a Mom in Front of Her Child. Terrible. It was posted on … Continue reading

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Give me liberty or give me alternative history!

For Want of a Nail: If Burgoyne Had Won at Saratoga is one of the best alternative history science fiction novels written in the 20th century. It is literally encyclopedic. A fully realized alternative timeline, the novel takes the form … Continue reading

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