Where to begin? Where to begin?
Well, after yesterday’s bit on the ongoing derangement of the man who used to be Phillip Pullman (there’s something deeply corrosive to the intellect in all this New Atheist stuff. It turns finely honed minds and brilliant imaginations into bag ladies who scream at the traffice of bores on park benches who turn every conversation back to the focus of their monomania), today we have more evidence that England is in the final stages of a sort of cultural senile dementia. Time used to be that England was the country where every religion was equally superior to the Catholic Faith (aka “Romanism” or “Popery”). That, of course, still holds. But increasingly,...READ MORE