The Unspoken Leviathan

Published directly after the victory of Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentarians in the English Civil War, Thomas Hobbes’ treatise of man, Leviathan, was seen by many as justification for the past nine years of bloody battle. In it, Hobbes argues that to stop man descending into the selfish and wanton creature that is his natural state, aContinue reading “The Unspoken Leviathan”

Building a House or a Home? – The UK Needs to Decide

The UK, we are constantly being told, is in the middle of a housing crisis. In some cities it’s worse than others with local councils making pledges to build thousands of affordable homes all over the place. A House of Commons report from March 2020 estimated a need for 345,000 new homes per year, aContinue reading “Building a House or a Home? – The UK Needs to Decide”

The State We’re In & The State We Need

In his 1995 book, The State We’re In, which looks at the legislative choices of the UK’s main political parties, Will Hutton makes some eerie predictions about the world we find ourselves in as of 2020. The foreshadowing of the dominance of recruitment as a business model, the rise of Chinese and other far easternContinue reading “The State We’re In & The State We Need”

East Quantoxhead, Somerset

The north coast of Devon and Somerset have a lot in the way of beauty. If you’re after classical beauty by the way of rolling hills of heather or a landscape shaped by the twisted roots of old English Oaks, the little nook found at the southern strait of the Bristol Channel has it all.Continue reading “East Quantoxhead, Somerset”