Features

The American economy vs gravity

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Reality may be about to reassert itself after an extraordinary hot streak

You’ll think you’ve gone to heaven: Lynmouth pier

A perfect haven of peace in north Devon

22 February 2014 9:00 am

It was late September. My wife and I were feeling overworked and overstressed — our mental states not helped by…

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20 February 2014 3:00 pm

As I make my way to the greenhouses a seagull kills me in its pure white throat. Quiet in the…

this is a message

20 February 2014 3:00 pm

As I make my way to the greenhouses a seagull kills me in its pure white throat. Quiet in the…

Revealed: how green ideology turned a deluge into a flood

15 February 2014 9:00 am

The ideology that created an unnatural disaster

Meeting in the Small Hours

15 February 2014 9:00 am

He was there again in the small hours: not this time in a dream, but in a dream of dreaming.…

And the prize for most fatuous awards ceremony goes to...

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Awards ceremonies grow ever sillier and more self-important

Why I've started my own Mail Online

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Media moguls aren’t philosophers. So it’s time for philosophers to become media moguls

Britain has many major problems - racism isn't one of them

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Britain has less prejudice than the countries where I’ve lived before – and more people taking offence

I’m nearly 60. I’m still interested in sex. Is that a problem?

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Have I become a dirty old man?

Warning: upspeak can wreck your career

15 February 2014 9:00 am

Upspeak can damage your career prospects

The Marche

15 February 2014 9:00 am

When I first visited the Marche a dozen years ago, folk who knew about such things tapped their noses and…

Meeting in the Small Hours

13 February 2014 3:00 pm

He was there again in the small hours: not this time in a dream, but in a dream of dreaming.…

Meeting in the Small Hours

13 February 2014 3:00 pm

He was there again in the small hours: not this time in a dream, but in a dream of dreaming.…

Alex Salmond is within striking distance of victory. Why hasn’t England noticed?

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Alex Salmond is on course to win. Why hasn’t England noticed?

Zeteticism

8 February 2014 9:00 am

Whatever savants say, the world is flat, not round; the ships that crowd the bay are for its limit bound.…

America’s right still hates Hillary Clinton. And it still can’t stop her

8 February 2014 9:00 am

The American right hates Hillary Clinton as much as ever. But that doesn’t mean they know how to stop her

The comedy club theory of dictatorship

8 February 2014 9:00 am

The comedy club theory of dictatorship

The quango state: how the left still runs Britain

8 February 2014 9:00 am

David Cameron’s government continues to subsidise its critics

Forgive me, Father

8 February 2014 9:00 am

What Catholics really talk about in the confession box

How the first world war inspired the EU

8 February 2014 9:00 am

To understand the real meaning of the EU, you must grasp that it originated in the first world war, rather than the second

Valentine’s Day

8 February 2014 9:00 am

One of the many things I love about my wife is that she doesn’t make me do anything for Valentine’s…

Zeteticism

6 February 2014 3:00 pm

Whatever savants say, the world is flat, not round; the ships that crowd the bay are for its limit bound.…

Zeteticism

6 February 2014 3:00 pm

Whatever savants say, the world is flat, not round; the ships that crowd the bay are for its limit bound.…

Britain's accidental one-child policy

1 February 2014 9:00 am

The runaway cost of living is making big middle-class families an endangered species