I am Charlie. Berlin — Given the historic events in Paris in the second week of January 2015, it’s kind of a shame that former neoconservative American political thinker Francis Fukuyama wasn’t right when he proclaimed “The End of History” in a 1989... [Read more...]Is the Far-Right Right? by Brian Fawcett
A few days ago, while perusing the on-line magazine Arts and Opinion, I pulled up an article written by David Solway (here) and began to read. Solway, for those who aren’t familiar with him, is an elderly Montreal writer of considerable skill, erudition and monumental wordiness.... [Read more...]Some Moral Hysteria by Brian Fawcett
I’m uncomfortable, as I suspect a lot of men currently are, with the pursuit of Jian Gomeshi and the attempts to prevent Bill Cosby from performing the several gigs he was contracted for in Ontario. My discomfort isn’t due to any ambivalence about how serious the accusations... [Read more...]
Newest ArticlesLetter from Berlin: History, Cont’d.
Reflections on the shootings in Paris, and the Continuation, not the End, of History.Is the Far-Right Right?
We know David Solway is right wing. But is he actually right about any of it? Brian Fawcett investigates….Some Moral Hysteria
Brian Fawcett files a short piece on the media stampede surrounding Jian Gomeshi and Bill Cosby.We’re back
We’re back from winter hibernation. Stay tuned.Cabinet of Curiosities
Norbert Ruebsaat stops in London to make sure he’s got the right Rosetta Stone in sight.Read all articles
Newest ReviewsLove in Venice
What to read on the way to Venice.Is It a Beauty? Is It Great?
It’s Oscar season. Dooney’s goes to the movies to see Paolo Sorrentino’s “Great Beauty.”Cinefile: “Hang Me, Oh Hang Me”
It’s Oscar time. Stan Persky goes to the movies and sees Oscar Isaac in a grim folk song film by the Coen brothers.Dirty Laundry
Stan Persky on a sex biography of Gore Vidal.Cliffhanger
Stan Persky checks out a new book that asks, “Should we read in the digital age?”Read all reviews