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22 February 2014 9:00 am

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

The Environment Agency cares more about wildlife than people

22 February 2014 9:00 am

The Environment Agency may not be much use to humans, but it does great things for the depressed river mussel

Don’t you dare tell me to check my privilege

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Welcome to feminism in the age of intersectionality

The church of self-worship: Sunday morning with the atheists

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Sunday morning among the atheists

Why has Britain signed up for the world’s most expensive power station?

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Britain is about to buy the world’s most expensive power station

Ian Buruma’s notebook: Teenagers discover Montaigne the blogger

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Bard College in upstate New York, where I teach in the spring semester, is an interesting institution, once better known…

Investment trusts – the way the City saves

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Investment trusts are coming back into fashion – and rightly so

You, too, can be a shale profiteer

22 February 2014 9:00 am

Here’s how to get a slice of the fracking action

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