A collection of writing, from science fiction through politics to medieval history, with some bits and bobs thrown in for good measure.
My review of a fascinating history of black people in Tudor England.
A ‘real-time’ review, no less:
A look at the idea’s limitations.
Can we get there, and would we like it if we did?
Where that far-right ‘clash of civilisations’ narrative comes from.
I wrote this last year, but it’s still relevant.
Was Catharism an ‘ism’, or have inquisitors and then scholars created a organised dualist movement where no such thing really existed? My review of an entertainingly bad-tempered collection is here.