On virtue

I came across the following point in an article by Kenan Malik, where he charts the development of Christianity. A lot of ideas from Christianity (which in turn come from blends of paganism) filter through into our general discourse. This is an obvious statement, yet it is of course difficult to imagine an alternative. I… Continue reading On virtue

On the Riots

Maybe I’m wrong here. If unpolitical means ‘lack of political structure’ and political means ‘political structure’ – in the sense that the student protests were political. Then the combination of greed, criminality, political apathy (perhaps because the left have forgotten about the poor), opportunism, arson, looting and the inevitable suffering of some innocent people –… Continue reading On the Riots