Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Weinstein scandal is a universal story about exploitation

This week’s red skies over the UK were a stunning reminder that the world has few true natural borders; that..

By David Waywell


Wednesday, 11 October 2017

America must stand up to its Bully-in-Chief

It was the 26th president, Teddy Roosevelt, who coined the term “bully pulpit” to describe the presidency of the United..

By David Waywell


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Gun control and the ever receding moment

The people of Hartford, Connecticut can rest easy. They needn’t look to the skies and wonder if the Americans are..

By David Waywell


Monday, 25 September 2017

The "taking the knee" row has exposed the paradox of freedom of speech

So, here we are. Again. Donald Trump has said something laughable and pundits are lining up like a 1930s top..

By David Waywell


Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Can We Stop Hyperventilating About Our National Threat Level?

  Somewhere around the turn of the millennium, the “Keep Calm and Carry On” meme began to replicate. The phrase..

By David Waywell


Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Kasparov's Bold Sacrifice: A Review of 'Deep Thinking'

Deep Thinking by Gary Kasparov (London: John Murray, 2017)  £20 Among the many myths of genius that are routinely indulged is that..

By David Waywell


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Stuck in the middle: The plight of ordinary cyclists

Given the current climate – the dents in the bodywork, the scars down the shins – it’s perhaps not a..

By David Waywell


Thursday, 17 August 2017

The words of an Orange Supremacist

For a supposed white supremacist, Donald Trump is obviously the wrong colour. The Grand Wizard of Trump Tower is also..

By David Waywell


Monday, 14 August 2017

Cold Hearts & Hot Heads: The Fateful Delusions of Charlottesville

The news cycle locks so effortlessly onto the aftermath of the incident in Charlottesville that one can easily forget how..

By David Waywell