Forgiveness and the madness of crowds

Douglas Murray places this remark from G.K. Chesterton in epigram of his The madness of crowds: gender, race, identity: "The special mark of the modern world is not that it is sceptical, but that it is dogmatic without knowing it." His book is a restrained testing of the absurdities of identity politics, social justice and … Continue reading Forgiveness and the madness of crowds

Hannah Arendt and remembering thought

After listening to an episode of the On Being podcast, titled Thinking and Friendship in Dark Times, I took up the invitation to remember the impact on my own thought of Hannah Arendt. The podcast featured a literary critic who used the mantle of Arendt's thought to criticise approaches to refugees, global capitalism and the … Continue reading Hannah Arendt and remembering thought