Marr on Darwin

Marr on Darwin

When I heard that Andrew Marr was presenting a show about Charles Darwin that would take him off to Germany, Turkey, America and the Caribbean, I wasn’t just angry; I was positively Islamic. Grrgh, I thought, here he is, the face of the New Establishment, the pseudo-socialist libertine-authoritarian Jockocracy, swanning off around the world care of the overtaxed, small-c conservative blue-county English license-payer, and probably getting a few digs in at Christianity in the meantime. By the end of first… Read on

Man is not great

Man is not great

God is having a hard time of it right now. With Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion already top of the British book charts and Michel Onfray’s In Defence of Atheism leading the French bestsellers, Christopher Hitchens now wades in with his own attack on the Almighty. A recently naturalised American, Hitchens comes from a mildly Anglican Hampshire family and was educated at a Methodist school, so he hardly suffered the sort of bells-smellsand-beatings upbringing that makes good misery memoir. Yet… Read on