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Calais and Constancy

  The Calais crisis, the tail end of a migration of people displaced by war and other geographic misfortune, is not a crisis of demography whatsoever; it is a crisis of Britain’s rectitude. It is a crisis that asks us … Continue reading

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Dear Eileen, on British politics, history, nationalism, &c.

Dear Eileen, First of all thank you for your question about Corbyn, it prompted a lot of thoughts on a wider range of subjects. I apologise for the length of my ranting response and hope it contains enough insights to … Continue reading

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A Critical reading of ‘Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It’

The whole of humanity suffers when someone opts out. p.4 Ideas can take lives and other ideas can save lives. p.6 The kernel of Jennifer Michael Hecht’s thesis is an injunction arrived at after the suicides of close friends, ‘One … Continue reading

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Vampires and Class Migration

One of our boogiemen has changed. Vampires were conceived as an evil aristocracy, but in new mythopoeia they are recast as morally ambiguous lumpenproletariat, Marx’s, ‘swindlers, confidence tricksters, brothel-keepers, rag-and-bone merchants, beggars, and other flotsam of society’—more flatteringly describable as … Continue reading

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