The pre-eminent 19th-century American transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau had a thing for the regenerative power of swamps. As he put it: “A town is saved, not more by the righteous men in it, than by the woods and swamps that surround it.”
January 22, 2021
Who better than the sublime author of “The Plague,” the existentialist writer Albert Camus, to sum up this dreadful, awful year? As he put it in the conclusion of his masterpiece: “All that man could win in the game of plague and life was knowledge and memory.”
January 01, 2021
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic lurches into its predictable winter wave, at last the long, dreary pattern of government lockdowns without real explanation is coming under increasing political pressure, especially in the Anglo-Saxon world, dominated by the US and the UK.
December 04, 2020