Monthly Archives: January 2014

Atlas Shrugged, in summary

Having already written about Atlas Shrugged I appear to have found myself at the end of it without much more to say. At a hefty 1100 odd pages, I finished not with a sense of satisfaction but with a feeling … Continue reading

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Outrage! Shock! Off with their heads!

Last week C4 aired a programme called Benefit Street.  It looked at the lives of the people living on a street in Birmingham. The street and indeed the people featured, were chosen because they are living, or trying to live, … Continue reading

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Atlas Shrugged

Saint Petersburg in revolt gave us Vladimir Nabokov, Isaiah Berlin, and Ayn Rand. The first was a novelist, the second a philosopher. The third was neither but thought she was both Corey Robin  Each January I embark on a ‘long … Continue reading

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A bit late, but…

So, a new year… The usual lists of resolutions, ambitions, aims and words of thanks have come and gone on social media. I got mine in a little early. Naughty. To some extent we’re back to business as usual already. … Continue reading

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