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A Defence of Private Schools

By Angus Kennedy Kevin Rooney wants to start a fight to ban private schools (1)(2). To give every child an Eton. To storm the Bastilles…

Living Dolls: The Return of Sexism

By Mark Carrigan We all find it hard to admit that we were wrong, yet this is precisely what the feminist writer and journalist Natasha…

On Biography

By Miguel Fernandes Ceia William Gaddis’ attack on the institution and on the entertainment industry, in his posthumous novel, Agapē Agape, claims that there is…

The Uses of Literacy, by Richard Hoggart

By George Hoare Richard Hoggart’s The Uses of Literacy, re-issued at the end of last year by Penguin, is an important book, and there are…

Entrepreneurial Resilience

There are many ways of earning money and gaining self-realization in the modern western world. Rather often, these two needs are connected: people actualize themselves…

Just Another Ape? by Dr Helene Guldberg

By Robin Walsh It is commonplace today that chimpanzees are our brothers. They are 98% genetically identical to us, and they and bonobos are closer…

A Return to Beauty and Civility?

By Valentine Rossetti The question of beauty in art has, over the past few years, come more and more into question. Both critics and philosophers…

Urban Farming

By Karl Sharro In a thought-provoking article in The Global Urbanist, the urban designer Mike Duff discusses how cities can embrace urban agriculture and weaken…

Contrarian Investing

Be it public opinion, fashion trends, or expressing one’s own opinion, when a person chooses to not follow the stream but rather forge his or…

Ferraris for All: In Defence of Economic Growth

By Angus Kennedy Reviewing Daniel Ben-Ami’s excellent Ferraris for All, Bryan Appleyard dubbed him a ‘hard human exceptionalist’ for his defence of the need for…

Data Management with Mobile Devices

Living in the age of the Internet and mobile technologies gradually changes people’s mentalities. The simplicity with which you can search for any information you…

Inventing the Recording

By Eva Moreda Rodríguez To the question “When were recordings invented?”, we might be tempted to answer “1877”—the year when Thomas A. Edison was first…

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