Fringe Theatre
A Telekinetic Battle of Minds

Elsewhere (21)

Tim Worstall on the uses of the Arts Council.

Now I am a philistine, yes, but even I can see the value of an organisation which provides indoor work with no heavy lifting for the dimmer members of the upper middle classes. I just don’t see that people should be threatened with being shot for refusing to fund it.

Naomi Schaefer Riley on professorial snobbery.

University professors are not among the most humble members of our society. Populist right-wing politicians can hardly find easier punching bags than some of the blowhards on college campuses. But how did we get from Socrates’ famous dictum, “All I know is that I know nothing” to Skip Gates’s “Don’t you know who I am?”

Theodore Dalrymple on the NHS.

Just before the last election, the chief executive of one of the hospitals in which I once worked was overheard saying, “My job is to make sure that the government is re-elected.” (The government’s job, in turn, was to make sure that she remained chief executive.) She also explained that the hospital could expect no increase in its government funding, unlike other hospitals - because it was located in an area in which most people voted for the government anyway.

And Peter Risdon on multiculturalism

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