On Living in a Moral Sewer
(9th January 2017)
Just over two months ago, I was interviewed by The Daily Mail. Let me give the facts of the story that I was told.
Kelly Jarvis was a police officer in the North of England. In 2013, she took a personal dislike to Fiona Miller, a member of the public. At first, she contented herself with sending poison pen messages by text and via social media. Then, using the access she had to the relevant databases, she fabricated a set of entries to make it appear that Mrs Miller was sleeping with an underage boy and abusing her own son. In 2015, the social workers came knocking. Early in 2016, the police turned up at Mrs Miller’s home so see whether her son was in immediate danger. Continue reading
At home in Deal, Dr Gabb, dressed in twinset and pearls, sits with Christmas tree in background.
At this time of year, few sights evoke more feelings of cheer and goodwill than the twinkling lights of a Christmas tree.
For myself, the tree behind me takes me back to the Christmas of 1993, when my wife and I had been married for nearly one year. It was our first Christmas together as a couple, and it was the first year when she cooked the traditional mushroom soup and fried carp of a Slovak Christmas feast. Continue reading
On behalf of the Executive Committee of the Libertarian Alliance, I wish you all a Happy Christmas and a Prosperous 2017.
I break from my usual custom of denouncing the year now passing as uniquely awful, and predicting worse in the year to come. Instead, I hail 2016 as a Year of Miracles, and look forward with uncommon optimism to 2017.
If you look on the right hand bar of this Blog, you will see a new drop-down box to translate any or all articles into the language of your choice. It works reasonably well with French and Italian, just about with Czech ad Slovak, and not at all for Latin. How it works in other languages I leave to those more learned that I am.
British Politics: Waiting for the Revolution
By Sean Gabb
(15th December 2016)
I am no political oracle. I am busy. I have two books to finish. If teaching Greek and Latin is not in itself difficult, making sense of the new A Levels is difficult. Therefore, I have ignored requests to comment on the continuing mess of our leaving the European Union, and the banning of allegedly “right-wing terror organisations,” and the new surveillance laws, and whomever our armed forces may presently be killing somewhere in the world. Instead of detailed critique, I have only this to offer for the rest of 2016. Continue reading
I’ve put these together for my students – radically-abbreviated guides to the declensions in Latin and Greek. Any pedants out there who may be inclined to check these for typos or omissions?
Note: When I saw this, I had to rack my brains to remember when I wrote it. I then looked closer, and realised that it didn’t follow my own habits of spelling and punctuation, and it showed a certain Slavonic tinge. It’s a transcript of something I said some while ago in a Skype interview. SIG Continue reading