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.
New story! The Night They Sacked New Rome is published in Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction 59, out now. It’s inspired by the 2011 riots and in particular by my young neighbours at the time. It’s about as cheering as my fiction ever is, so check it out.