Reflections May 2021
The cost of words
On the history and economics of the written word.
Books September 2020
Tawk the tawk
Jul 01, 2020
Why words matter
On careless language.
Jun 09, 2020
On the language of the Left and its capitulation to riot culture.
Dec 06, 2019
Week in review
On Van Dyck, petty patois & the timelessness of New Grub Street.
Oct 18, 2016
The Critic’s Notebook
A journey through Eastern Europe, a pivotal battle in the fight for independence, and more from the world of culture.
Features April 2016
On attempting to “translate” Shakespeare.
The media February 2000
Against linguistic libertarianism
On the ramifications of neglecting standardized English.
Features December 1988
The philosophical porcupine
On Wittgenstein: A Life by Brian McGuinness.