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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Innocence of Liberty

Thomas Jefferson said, for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. The picking of pockets and the breaking of legs are injuries that must not be tolerated, as too is the murdering of innocents.

With the push of a button

Many have been pejoratively accused of being bleeding hearts, myself included. Such accusations tend to come from the more cynical types among us, such...

Elite versus common

It really bugs me when British people use the expression that people are ‘common.’ ‘That’s so common.’ ‘They’re commoners.’ They’ve explained it as no...

Scottish Independence

Earlier this year the political map of Scotland was flooded yellow as the SNP swept to power with a landslide victory of the type...

A book of faces – literally

The “suggest photos of me to friends” option on Facebook is actually an elaborate ruse designed to biometrically scan your face into a database of 1.2 billion users, so that it can...

Your drug of choice

Karl Marx was wrong. It’s not religion, but technology, that is the true opium of the people. Increasingly, a range of iPods, iPads, iPhones...

Reading Week Lessons

For some of you, Reading Week will have been a convenient opportunity to jet set across Europe to some glamorous destination for an expensively...

Cairo caprice

Ed Bennett bemoans the refusal of University of St Andrews to provide sufficient options - or explanations - for study abroad hopefuls

A farewell to warmth

This winter is predicted as being one of the coldest in history. Steel yourself for the fight with this rousing speech from James Leech

An empty room and a Bible

Planes, trains, and automobiles have carted a new batch of St Andrews students away from the comfort and security of home and off to...