Sometimes all it takes to finally understand a topic is One Fact. November 2016
Local Aristocracy and Nationalisation of Culture. A cultural change in my lifetime. November 2017
Kazimir Malevich. In trying to solve a puzzle about this painter, I learned that I was entirely wrong, and there was no puzzle. But I learned a fair bit in trying. January 2018
Chesterton Through The Eyes of Borges. This is fun if you like either author, extra fun if you like them both. June 2011
Nigger. A discussion of the use of the word, or more exactly, who gets to use it and how weird this is to those of us who just refuse to ever use it. I think the ground has already changed since I wrote this in November 2013. Many comments, some deleted.