Why sneer at Wetherspoons?

Until I walked across England, from Liverpool to Hull, I’d never heard of Wetherspoon. I certainly had no idea that, as a well-educated person, I was supposed to be scornful of the chain of pubs. When I discovered it, I …

Worldwide Covid Mortality Patterns

In the previous article we began an investigation of the official data regarding Covid mortality by looking at and comparing several variables by state in the USA. [1]  It will be recalled that we found three significant trends:

    Cumulative Covid

Stephen King’s boomer propaganda

Of all the plagues on contemporary literary culture, the absolute worst is the notion that depiction equals endorsement: that every protagonist in every book is just a thinly-veiled authorial insert; that evil characters doing evil things reflect the morals of …

Pandemic in Paradise: the pandemic response in Hawai’i | Jennifer Smith, PhD

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During the Covid pandemic, virologist Jennifer Smith worked as an epidemiological specialist at the Hawai’i Department of Health (HDOH) where she was involved in the front line response efforts, monitoring travelers, investigating cases and …

The West is losing the plot

Since the rise of psychoanalysis in the late 19th century, philosophers, psychologists, historians, and cultural theorists have all sought refuge in the comfort of so-called “narratives”. In university classrooms across the world, this nebulous term is now frequently deployed when …