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John Sutherland

John Sutherland

    Dan Jacobson: A 'demi-alien' who shed many skins
    Dan Jacobson: A 'demi-alien' who shed many skins
    OBITUARY
    English is, literally, going to pot
    English is, literally, going to pot
    It is literally the biggest semantics story of the week: the informal use of the word “literally” – a term used for emphasis when...
    The last of the great critics
    The last of the great critics
    Great British literary critics are like heavyweight boxing champions. No one bothers to know their names any more. Lit-crit used to be big time. No...
    The happiness factor
    The happiness factor
    Richard Reeves is a business analyst and co-founder of Intelligence Agency, an ideas consultancy. One of his biggest-selling ideas is happiness --...
    'There's cheap, green energy out there'
    'There's cheap, green energy out there'
    Mark Jaccard's advice on climate change, the imminent exhaustion of fossil fuels and the end of civilisation as we know it is: "Don't panic." But...
    Ideology at war in Israel
    Ideology at war in Israel
    The vitriol Jacqueline Rose's ideas have provoked is, perhaps, more startling than the ideas themselves. After Rose spoke on the winning side in a...
    Enhancing the human race
    Enhancing the human race
    The Boys from Brazil is one of Julian Savulescu's favourite movies. That would not raise an eyebrow, were it not for the fact that his main...
    It’s a slippery slope
    It’s a slippery slope
    The Jackson trial pollutes everything it touches: Peter Pan, motherhood, circus elephants — above all, American justice. One presumes the man...
    It's a slippery slope
    It's a slippery slope
    The Jackson trial pollutes everything it touches: Peter Pan, motherhood, circus elephants — above all, American justice. One presumes the man...
    Benefits of piracy
    Benefits of piracy
    I was teaching a class on Isaac Asimov recently and wanted to show a clip from the movie I, Robot. It's not out on DVD yet. But a helpful...
    A tasteless approach to punishment
    A tasteless approach to punishment
    How do American parents punish their naughty children? They reach for the Tabasco and tongue spank.
    Tales of a sexual adventurer
    Tales of a sexual adventurer
    The publishers of Sexual Behaviour in the Human Male did not expect much when the study was published in 1948. The author, Alfred C Kinsey,...