Transitioning to November
Fanatics: the good and the bad
The bad old days
Rousseau! Back in your box!
Troubling the living stream
Who are you calling a snob?
Rousseau in Nature
EU referendum: No thank you!
Rousseau staggers on
How to end an extremely long poem
Atlas Shrugged: 'Whatever'
Democracy and delegation
Jeannot in church
The good old days
Indexes and search
Quote and image of the month
Quote: Ezra Pound, The Cantos of Ezra Pound. Image: Édouard Manet, Un bar aux Folies Bergère.
Carbon dioxide: the science is settled
The much-awaited canonical statement of this blog on the subject of Anthropogenic Global Warming and Climate Change: our chief scientist reports.
Posted by Mad Mitch on UTC 2015-10-30 10:09.
Whatever happens, don't mention the H-word! We offer an alternative for those damaged.
Posted by Richard on UTC 2015-10-28 10:11.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau's good fanatic: let's see how that worked out.
Posted by Richard on UTC 2015-10-24 10:44.
Thank goodness they have gone! Forced gender assignment, a complete lack of ethnic, religious or sexual diversity.
Posted by Thersites on UTC 2015-10-23 09:11.
The Swiss people have spoken. Will Jean-Jacques finally flee back to his sarcophagus, in Switzerland at least?
Posted by Richard on UTC 2015-10-19 11:24.
Easter 1916: The stony heart of fanaticism as seen by W.B. Yeats.
Posted by Richard on UTC 2015-10-19 07:11.
Many people suffer from this disease in silence, attempting to hide their distress from others. A sufferer writes.
Posted by Mad Mitch on UTC 2015-10-16 15:08.
Classical music? Let's take this outside in the car park.
Posted by Richard on UTC 2015-10-16 11:07.
Updated on UTC 2016-04-14
Red Burgundy – The agony and the ecstasy
How to waste a lot of money and suffer much disappointment in the search for the special one. Skid Row awaits.
Posted by Thersites on UTC 2015-10-15 15:08.
Friedrich Nietzsche would have been 171 today, so let's dig out one or two of his undeservedly neglected poems to celebrate the occasion.
Posted by Richard on UTC 2015-10-15 09:03.
Rousseau in Nature
He's on the stagger still, this time in two Danish universities. [corrected 17.10.2015]
Posted by Richard on UTC 2015-10-15 14:12.
John Betjeman. For once not the lovable eccentric with a fondness for women, old buildings and steam railways, but the poet. The very good poet.
Posted by Richard on UTC 2015-10-15 08:07.
One more push in the battle against 'data are'. There are still pockets of resistance: bitter people with nothing to lose who will probably fight to the last bullet.
Posted by Richard on UTC 2015-10-14 15:22.
Holding a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union is more than slightly bonkers. If it didn't work in 1975, why will it work now?
Posted by Mad Mitch on UTC 2015-10-13 11:26.
Updated on UTC 2016-02-05
Latest sightings of this website's favourite zombie. Some people seem quite shocked.
Posted by Richard on UTC 2015-10-11 14:15.
You have scribbled 6,000 lines of impenetrable poetry. How do you stop? Like this.
Posted by Richard on UTC 2015-10-11 14:00.
Atlas Shrugged: 'Whatever…'.
The great unread: a literary assessment of Ayn Rand's magnum opus. As doorstopper, serviceable; as novel, beyond awful.
Posted by Thersites on UTC 2015-10-10 09:16.
Quote of the day: Modern democracy and delegation from an Ancient Greek perspective.
Posted by Thersites on UTC 2015-10-09 15:07.
There is always room for helpful celestial advice when things don't seem to be going your way.
Posted by Mad Mitch on UTC 2015-10-09 14:07.
A contribution from a member of the French branch of our therapy group for the liturgically damaged.
Posted by Richard on UTC 2015-10-03 11:24.
The good old days of life on the land before the curse of industrialisation.
Posted by Thersites on UTC 2015-10-04 09:33.
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