Ancient and modern

All the President’s yes-men

23 February 2017 3:00 pm

Donald Trump takes it as read that any criticism of his words or actions is an assault on the truth.…

From Tacitus to Justin Welby

18 February 2017 9:00 am

Many are still questioning the enthusiasm with which newspapers have implicated Archbishop Justin Welby, as a young man, in the…

From Tacitus to Justin Welby

16 February 2017 3:00 pm

Many are still questioning the enthusiasm with which newspapers have implicated Archbishop Justin Welby, as a young man, in the…

Socrates on expertise

11 February 2017 9:00 am

The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, raises his growth forecasts and suddenly everyone believes the ‘expert’. So…

Socrates on expertise

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, raises his growth forecasts and suddenly everyone believes the ‘expert’. So…

Socrates on expertise

9 February 2017 3:00 pm

The governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, raises his growth forecasts and suddenly everyone believes the ‘expert’. So…

Nero’s tips for Trump

4 February 2017 9:00 am

A Washington Post interview with ‘senior officials’ in the Trump White House reveals that ‘Trump… feels demoralised that the public’s…

Nero’s tips for Trump

2 February 2017 3:00 pm

A Washington Post interview with ‘senior officials’ in the Trump White House reveals that ‘Trump… feels demoralised that the public’s…

Beyond words

28 January 2017 9:00 am

In his inaugural speech last week, the new President Trump said, among much else, the ‘American carnage’ of poverty, ignorance…

Beyond words

26 January 2017 3:00 pm

In his inaugural speech last week, the new President Trump said, among much else, the ‘American carnage’ of poverty, ignorance…

An emperor’s inauguration

21 January 2017 9:00 am

Given that Donald Trump is not the most popular president the USA has ever seen, even among his own party,…

An emperor’s inauguration

19 January 2017 3:00 pm

Given that Donald Trump is not the most popular president the USA has ever seen, even among his own party,…

From Socrates to Osborne

7 January 2017 9:00 am

Ex-chancellor George Osborne is planning a book to be titled The Age of Unreason. He says that ‘it will be…

From Socrates to Osborne

5 January 2017 3:00 pm

Ex-chancellor George Osborne is planning a book to be titled The Age of Unreason. He says that ‘it will be…

Ovid’s post-truths

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

We are told we live in a ‘post-truth’ world. This appears to mean that everyone believes everything they are told…

Ovid’s post-truths

29 December 2016 3:00 pm

We are told we live in a ‘post-truth’ world. This appears to mean that everyone believes everything they are told…

Kudos

10 December 2016 9:00 am

What is a ‘kudo’? According to the Taxpayers’ Alliance, it is a mark of honour, many of which should be…

Kudos

8 December 2016 3:00 pm

What is a ‘kudo’? According to the Taxpayers’ Alliance, it is a mark of honour, many of which should be…

Aristophanes on Trump

3 December 2016 9:00 am

As self-important comics fantasise about unseating Donald Trump with their wit, they should remember the great Aristophanes. In 424 BC,…

Aristophanes on Trump

1 December 2016 3:00 pm

As self-important comics fantasise about unseating Donald Trump with their wit, they should remember the great Aristophanes. In 424 BC,…

Electoral ‘communities’

26 November 2016 9:00 am

In the eyes of the bien-pensants, the election of Donald Trump and the vote on Brexit have brought democracy to…

Electoral ‘communities’

24 November 2016 3:00 pm

In the eyes of the bien-pensants, the election of Donald Trump and the vote on Brexit have brought democracy to…

Thucydides on Donald Trump

19 November 2016 9:00 am

‘America’s journey into the great unknown’, screamed a headline greeting Donald Trump’s election as next President of the United States.…

Thucydides on Donald Trump

17 November 2016 3:00 pm

‘America’s journey into the great unknown’, screamed a headline greeting Donald Trump’s election as next President of the United States.…

Mob law

12 November 2016 9:00 am

Frenzied outrage from Leavers and comical paeans of praise from Remainers greeted the High Court’s decision to instruct government that Parliament…