July 2017

Dunkirk and Brexit

I recently attended a screening of Christopher Nolan’s Second World War epic, Dunkirk. The movie is excellent, deeply immersive, unsettling, and nerve shredding. In actual fact, such was the tension, my movie going companion strained a…


Why is Central and Eastern Europe Homophobic?

In his recent essay, After Europe, Ivan Krastev details the historical fault lines that will tear the EU asunder. In his judgement, Western Europe and Eastern Europe are too culturally divergent; different historical experiences shapes…


Communism: A Quick Tale

The other day someone argued that Communism was still a relevant system of government.  I wrote this short story in reply. The Communists have decided to create their society and cure their ills brought on…