The Smartest Guys in the Room

BY SAM HOOPER John Harris has long been about the only writer at the Guardian worth reading, and last week he had some wise words of advice for the organisers and stars of last week’s march in support of the “People’s Vote” on overturning Brexit and remaining in the European Union. For those who have been living under a rock and therefore missed the incessant publicity … Continue reading The Smartest Guys in the Room

Forced Diversity

BY FRANK HAVILAND ‘Diversity is our strength’ as we all know, but unfortunately for Generation X, our formative years were spent in the absence of such wisdom. Indeed, I often attribute the cataclysmic failures of my life to my diversity-barren childhood; a nightmare from which only the bravest millennials would have survived. My brothers and I were ritually force-fed egg and chips every Saturday. How … Continue reading Forced Diversity

Welsh

BY ANDREW MOODY Iconic Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, who once referred to himself as so famous and wealthy he was essentially “upper class”, called the anti-Semite psychopath (and potential UK Labour prime minister) Jeremy Corbyn “as the best of a bad bunch” in August 2017, shortly after the hung parliament. One of the most influential writers of the past twenty years, Welsh began life as the … Continue reading Welsh

Best Not Ask Bono

BY SAM HOOPER Every now and then you read an article so astonishingly un-self aware, so counterproductive, so open to attack and ridicule on multiple fronts that it is difficult to know where to begin. The latest writer to evoke this strong reaction is Fareed Zakaria, CNN’s in-house intellectual and self-touted expert on international issues and foreign affairs. The headline of Zakaria’s latest asinine column … Continue reading Best Not Ask Bono

American Psycho

BY ANDREW MOODY Within about thirty seconds on a Google search, I discovered at least seven copycat killers inspired by Bret Easton Ellis’ notorious 1991 novel American Psycho. (I won’t name these monsters, all it takes is a Google search anyway to find their grisly “achievements”.) In an interview with Kevin Jackson, Taxi Driver screenwriter Paul Schrader addressed the topic of copycat crime inspired by … Continue reading American Psycho

Boris is the British Reagan

BY TIM DAWSON “Win one for the Gipper!” supporters of the 40th President would shout, in reference to their hero’s early starring role as George Gipp in the Hollywood biopic of the eponymous college footballer. “Boris! Boris! Boris!” chanted the crowd, as the then Mayor of London celebrated the arrival of the Olympic Torch. They may have been born five decades apart, but the parallels … Continue reading Boris is the British Reagan

Long Live the Enlightenment

BY CRYPTO I’m not just anti-Islam, I’m anti all religions. I see them as propaganda engines that encourage the worst type of relativistic thinking – the same relativistic thinking that led to every dictatorship in human history. Exploiting people’s primal fears to control them is far from novel. The enlightenment freed us from that horror show and we’d be insane to let it slip away. … Continue reading Long Live the Enlightenment