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 …