The revolutionary moment

November 7, 2016 I’ve avoided writing about the American election. It’s not as if there are too few words or opinions on the…

The grief of the elites

July 3, 2016 Eight years ago, in my book Real England, I wrote about a class divide I had been surprised to discover…

Waving from the balcony

June 29, 2016 Today, as I watched Jeremy Corbyn standing on a street in London with a microphone, blaming Margaret Thatcher for Britain’s…

On leaving

June 26, 2016 The EU referendum has turned out not to be about the EU at all. That, I think, is why the…

Edward Goldsmith, 1928 – 2009

August 31, 2009

I was very sad to hear last week of the death of Teddy Goldsmith, one of this country’s pioneering greens, and a man I knew personally and worked with for a time. Teddy was a curious paradox of a man. Very rich, very establishment, yet also fiercely anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist and anti-modern.

Come: climb the Dark Mountain

April 16, 2009

Well, I’ve been thinking about it for what seems like years, working on it for many months and hinting at it on this blog for God knows how long. Now, finally, it’s just about mature enough to be exposed to the world.

Today, myself and my co-conspirator Dougald Hine are announcing an attempt to coax into being a new literary and artistic movement for an age of massive global change. We are calling it the Dark Mountain Project.

I resign

September 8, 2007 It’s been a long time coming, but I have finally had it utterly with the media. I am finished. That’s…