Some notes on the experimental psychology of homophobia

There has been an impassioned debate over homophobia in Irish public life this past few weeks. This speech at the Abbey Theatre has deservedly gone viral. There has been a quite remarkable debate in the Dail, with two gay TDs giving life to the stories of homophobia that they have experienced. And one Senator has found that standards… Read More

Two very different writers who passed in 2013: Norman Geras and Colin Wilson

Norman Geras, who wrote the wonderful Normblog died in October 2013. I didn’t know him personally, although we exchanged a few emails (principally for his movie polls). His blog was always enjoyable, and beautifully-written. Norm was principally a political philosopher and political historian. His critical and analytic skills were remarkable, and he was possessed of an especial clarity… Read More