Category archives: culture

The British Thermopylae

And the case for reintroducing big cats. A weird and wonderful tale. Read more.

Deviant and Proud

Do you feel left out? Perhaps it’s because you refuse to succumb to the competition, envy and fear neoliberalism breeds Read more.

An Ounce of Hope is Worth a Ton of Despair

We cannot reach people by terrifying them; there has to be a positive agenda. Read more.

The Values Ratchet

How to ensure that nations slide ever further into selfishness, and ever further to the right. Read more.

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.