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John Gray on Man, Beliefs, and Changes - John Gray

<b>John Gray:</b> Whatever human beings do changes the world. The ques­tion is whether projects which are for­mu­lat­ed to change the world in cer­tain …

The closing of the liberal mind

The folly of the masses has replaced the wisdom of crowds as the dominant theme of our politics.<p>All that seemed solid in liberalism is melting into …

John Gray: World hunger is the result of politics, not production

We can’t know when the next famine will occur, but it will be a by-product of war and politics.<p>“If you had asked most mainstream development experts …

Forget your delusions and be happy, advises John Gray

<i>Above: John Gray underneath the portrait of Isaiah Berlin in Corpus Christi’s Lower SCR</i><p><i>By Dr Richard Lofthouse</i><p>John Gray (Exeter, 1968) has scarcely …

Why an atheist philosopher is one of our century\'s greatest prophets

When you stop and think about it, some of the most significant figures in the Bible are outsiders. People who weren't part of the Israelite nation, …

John Gray on Philip K Dick: lost in the multiverse of history

In The Man in the High Castle – now a hit Amazon series – Philip K Dick imagines a Nazi America and a world of infinite realities.<p>In Philip K Dick’s …

This Photo Of People Falling Over On New Year's Eve Is Being Compared To Renaissance Art

"It's very well-weighted, like a Caravaggio."<p>"It's a lovely and flattering comparison, especially in the context of a category of photography that's too often derided," he said.<p>Goodman, a freelance photographer from Manchester, said he believed anything could be considered art.<p>"There are street …

The Renaissance: a beginner's guide

The Renaissance is a name given to a period in European history between the 14th and 17th centuries. It literally translates as “rebirth”, and is generally regarded as one of the most important periods in the history of humanity.<p>If the Renaissance was a rebirth in the sense of artists, poets, …

Art
Christmas Eve

Europe's Bloodless Universalism - Law & Liberty

By now the story of Omar Ismail Mostefai, the first of the perpetrators of the Paris attacks to be named, is depressingly familiar. One could almost …

Talk is cheap: the myth of the focus group – podcast from The Guardian's Audio Long Reads

Listen to The Guardian's Audio Long Reads episodes free, on demand. Focus groups make us feel our views matter – but no one with power cares what we …

Immigration
British History
Religion

The Nazi everyman: John Gray on Hitler's propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels

Joseph Goebbels embraced barbarism to escape the chaos of his time.<p>A holiday snap of a picnic encapsulates the peculiarly ambiguous position occupied …

World History

A Point of View: Is it ever right to try to create a superior human being?

<b>People have long dreamed of improving humanity through science, but what results might no longer be human, argues the philosopher John Gray.</b><p>More than 70 years ago, the Oxford linguist, writer of fantasy fiction and theologian CS Lewis wrote:<p><i>Man's conquest of nature, if the dreams of some scientific</i> …

Singularity

CLASSIC DALRYMPLE: The Wilder Shores of Marx, excerpt (1991)

In 1989 Theodore Dalrymple managed to join up with a group of British communists on its way to the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students in North …

Literature

John Gray: Steven Pinker is wrong about violence and war

A new orthodoxy, led by Pinker, holds that war and violence in the developed world are declining. The stats are misleading, argues Gray – and the idea of moral progress is wishful thinking and plain wrong<p>For an influential group of advanced thinkers, violence is a type of backwardness. In the most …

Vietnam War
Multiple Sclerosis

John Gray: The Friedrich Hayek I knew, and what he got right - and wrong

Hayek’s most striking intellectual trait was one uncommon in academic life – independence of mind, which enabled him to swim against some of the most …

Instapundit » Blog Archive » FROM BORING TO BAFFLING: Theodore Dalrymple on The Economist: The anonymity of the articles was int…

Faces of Medieval Europe:Carlo Crivelli 1435 - 1495 (Art Painting)

Faces of Medieval Europe:Carlo Crivelli 1435 - 1495 (Art Painting)

Faces of Medieval Europe:Carlo Crivelli 1435 - 1495 (Art Painting)

Faces of Medieval Europe:Carlo Crivelli 1435 - 1495 (Art Painting)

Faces of Medieval Europe:Carlo Crivelli 1435 - 1495 (Art Painting)

Faces of Medieval Europe:Carlo Crivelli 1435 - 1495 (Art Painting)

Faces of Medieval Europe:Carlo Crivelli 1435 - 1495 (Art Painting)