Archive for August, 2004


August 27th, 2004

Backword Dave reminds me in a comments thread below (is it a “thread” if it only has two comments?) to say that it was splendid to eat and drink with both him and Crooked Timber’s Chris Bertram in Bristol on Monday Wednesday [can't even remember what bloody day of the week it was].

They have the pictures, here and here, to confirm it.

New Quiz, New Quiz

August 27th, 2004

Chris Lightfoot has a brand new estimation quiz. I think it’s quite hard. Well, I only scored 43%, so I hope it’s quite hard.

DSW, #43

August 27th, 2004

W. E. B. Du Bois, activist and author of The Souls of Black Folks (1903), born, Massachusetts, 23 February 1868; died, Ghana, 27 August, 1963.

Tim Collins Watch

August 26th, 2004

It’s still not too late to vote in Tim’s special on-line tax relief referendum. Hurry.

Happy Birthday…

August 26th, 2004

… to “The Thinker”, an exciting and innovative, though regrettably defunct blog run by Paul “The Thinker” Richards, which started life a year ago today.

You can read the inaugural post here, which ended with the words, “The Thinker. Good ideas. Great writing. Making the rest play catch up.”

The balance that will deliver clean hospitals but allow patients to eat sponge cake…

August 26th, 2004

Yes, that’s Leader of the Opposition Michael Howard earlier today, speaking to the issues that matter.

Oliver Burkeman is helpful on the subject.

Dead Socialist Watch, #109

August 21st, 2004

Kathy Wilkes, philosopher and friend of Eastern Europe, born 23 June 1946, died 21 August 2003.