It’s America’s Question Time

Image via Wikipedia This morning, after switching on the kettle, I set my laptop on the kitchen surface and shuffled through the BBC iPlayer’s “Factual” category—looking for something interesting to keep me company as I made my porridge and coffee. I...

Defensive Pre-tension

I was listening to one of Stephen Fry’s ‘podgrams’—”Wallpaper”—in which he briefly touched on the idea that the English tend to classify something as ‘pretentious’ if they don’t understand it. It’s a form of...