A Ghost Story Retailed

December 31, 2011 7:09 am Leave your thoughts

W Stephen Gilbert delivers an up-to-date, state and fate of the retail trade in Britain, it is partly warmingly, personal and anecdotal, and partly a critical overview: part one

Letter to a Soldier of the IDF

December 27, 2011 6:14 pm Leave your thoughts

John Wight writes a letter in commemoration of the third anniversary of Operation Cast Lead, Israel's military assault on Gaza, it is written in the form of a letter to an IDF soldier.

Musings on the shortest day of 2011

December 26, 2011 12:46 pm Leave your thoughts

One year from today is the end of the Mayan calendar, the predicted "end of history," as the late brilliant ethnobotanist and art historian Terrence McKenna called it, says Jean Claude van Itallie.

Christopher Hitchens – an obit and opinion

December 21, 2011 12:00 am Leave your thoughts

Amid the avalanche of articles and obituaries written in tribute to Christopher Hitchens in the wake of his recent passing, we have been reacquainted with the essential condition of western liberalism - moral depravity, says John Wight.