Football is a remarkably resilient sport, having weathered a number of scandals over the past few years. This time, however, Big Sam and his ilk may help to reveal widespread corruption; a product of … Continue reading Big Sam’s big sham is the tip of the iceberg
If you’re looking carefully, you’ll occasionally see a small, sandy-haired man with a wavering Lancashire accent make an appearance on the news. He won’t be there very long, but if … Continue reading Little Letterhole: The good loser
Donald Trump has been using internet memes. It speaks to the increasingly infantile discourse he is promoting. Meanwhile, Europe’s own right-wing forces are growing, but there’s no room for memes. … Continue reading Pepe enters politics
I’ve never been to Russia. It’s a huge, bear-shaped hole at the eastern edge of my personal map of Europe. To me, and much of the rest of the West, … Continue reading Little Letterhole: The bear is back
Claudius the God asks us to consider whether it is right to support Claudius as he descends into despotism – not just for the characters in the story, but also … Continue reading Claudius the God: Was Phaemon’s dog right?