New Popularity of Ayn Rand

Wednesday, 16th December 2009
Inspired by Ayn Rand and America's new culture war - CSMonitor.com

Ayn Rand's books Atlas Shrugged & The Fountainhead are some of my favourites.  The stories are intelligent and engaging.  And I'm glad that people are interested in reading them.  But her arguments require the context of fiction, where greed and generosity can…

The Real Climate Scandal

Tuesday, 8th December 2009
The Real Climate Scandal

Age of Stupid - tcktcktck - 10:10

Thursday, 24th September 2009
I am compelled to make you aware of something I was gratefully made aware of myself. Last Monday I attended the global premier of the film The Age of Stupid (http://www.ageofstupid.net/). I attended on the recommendation of Thom Yorke, the musician I most admire.

My expectations were low but the film moved me to…

The Grey Seas Under

Sunday, 18th November 2007
I have just finished reading The Grey Seas Under by Canadian author Farley Mowat. It was only a good book until it surprised me by becoming the only book I've ever read that has made me cry.
Grey Seas Under

The book is the true story of a North Atlantic salvage tug, the…

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