Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Disinformation: a problem that's too big to solve?

A developing thread of the Russian hacking story is (and will increasingly become) our susceptibility to disinformation. I’ve said it..

By David Waywell

Friday, 17 March 2017

Conservatives are right to challenge art but wrong to think it unimportant

Is it because we’re “modern” that we don’t value art? When I say “we”, I don’t, of course, mean either..

By David Waywell

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Russia is a black-belt in using opponents' strength against them

Prime Minister Theresa May expressed concern last Friday about Russia’s attempts to manipulate public opinion in the West. “I will..

By David Waywell

Thursday, 2 March 2017

"Mainstream Media": please handle with care

This twitch of mine has been developing for a while. I get it whenever I hear the phrase “mainstream media”..

By David Waywell

Friday, 24 February 2017

Reading dystopian fiction in the age of Trump

Last Saturday night I closed the pages of one of the most repulsive books I’ve ever had the good fortune..

By David Waywell

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

A non-stop month in Trumpland

And that, dear reader, was one month. One month! We are just one month into Donald Trump’s presidency which, to..

By David Waywell

Friday, 17 February 2017

Trump's war with the press to control the questions

Let’s take a moment out of our busy fun-packed/despair-laced schedule to talk about questions. So much of what’s happening politically..

By David Waywell

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

A moderate's guide to surviving the populist apocalypse

This litany of incompetence is not as much fun as I thought it would be. The Trump White House was..

By David Waywell

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

What a handkerchief might say about America's first postmodern president

Forgive the jaunty rake of my pussy-march hat. This past weekend, I was hysterically drunk on Kellyanne Conway, Sean Spicer,..

By David Waywell