Category archives: culture

Destroyer of Worlds

New research suggests there was no state of grace: for two million years humankind has been the natural world’s nemesis. Read more.

Addicted to Comfort

Man was born free, and he is everywhere in chainstores. Read more.

Dead Zone

A shocking new bill threatens to make this country feel like a giant shopping mall. Read more.

One Rolex Short of Contentment

Materialism promises satisfaction. It delivers despair. Read more.

Obstinate Questionings

The Lake District’s bid for World Heritage status shows just what a mess conservation is in. Read more.

Resource Testeria

Promoting extractive industries is seen by politicians as a proper, manly pursuit, even if it makes no sense. Read more.

The Culture of Nature

The ignorance and philistinism of those who attack nature lovers knows no bounds. Read more.

Ghost Psyche

We are haunted by psychological equipment which was invaluable in the hunter-gatherer past, but is now vestigial. Read more.

The Never-Spotted Leopard

Are repeated sightings of non-existent big cats evidence of a yearning for a wilder life? Read more.

La Nouvelle Trahison des Clercs

When scholars sell out, the consequences are grave. Read more.

Heart Rot

If we lose the ash tree, we’ll lose culture as well as nature. Read more.

Anomie

Enclosure and dispossession have driven us, like John Clare, all a little mad. Read more.

Power Trips

What could be sillier and more invidious than the Observer’s “eco-power list”? Read more.

The Values of Everything

Progressive causes are failing: here’s how they could be turned around Read more.

The Holocaust We Will Not See

Avatar half-tells a story we would all prefer to forget Read more.

Consumer Hell

How do we break a system which now permeates every aspect of our lives? Read more.

Death Denial

Why the sudden surge in climate change denial? Could it be about something else altogether? Read more.

Politically Transmitted Disease

Rising rates of teen pregnancy and STDs in the United States are the result of programmes intended to stamp them out. Read more.

Help Addicts, But Lock Up the Casual Users of Cocaine

The UN’s proposal for decriminalisation is senseless and destructive Read more.

The Propaganda of the Victor

How the poor were airbrushed from history Read more.