Euphemisms mask the true nature of assisted suicide and euthanasia

The lower house of the Irish Parliament, the Dáil Éireann is currently considering the “Dying with Dignity Bill 2020”. The most striking feature of this bill is that it does not mention the words “assisted suicide” or “euthanasia” in any of its qualifying criteria or provisions but instead uses expressions and phrases such “assistance in […]

100 years since poetry changed for ever with ‘The Waste Land’

2022. A deadly pandemic. War in Ethiopia. Civil war in Myanmar. Looming war in Ukraine. Chaos in American politics, in British politics. Woke lunacy. A million Uyghurs interned in China. Sectarian violence in India. Was there ever a worse year? There are quite a few contenders, but one of them surely is 1922. One hundred […]

A Winter's Promise

“A Winter’s Promise” and woke psychology

Can reading a young adult fantasy novel help us to understand the condition of the Western mind? After reading A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos, I am convinced that it can. It helped me understand how a post-Christian civilisation can become inclined to “wokeness”. In A Winter’s Promise, a headstrong young lady called Ophelia is […]