Spectator

The story of oil

Fossil fuels are still essential for the world. And oil is still a core ingredient in international politics. And hence the recent history of Oil is still important to understand…

The Matrix Resurrections – better of dead?

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Spectator | Hollywood ruins another franchise with the most cynical, soul-sapping remake imaginable. There must be a better title… The Matrix: Regurgitations? The Matrix: Redundancy? The Matrix: Retches in a bucket? Don’t watch it.

Welcome to the post-post-racial world

What insights can we gain through thinking about the race hoax perpetrated by Jussie Smollett? Our society is being poisoned by a view of racism that is self-perpetuating and provides no solutions. Welcome to the post-post-racial world.

Here’s to the risk takers

“There is a minimum level of risk that must be taken across society. Reducing risk will always, eventually create risk.” Here’s to the risk-takers.

Hydrogen!

Hydrogen has become very topical recently. There are valid concerns about whether it will really take an important role in the energy sector. Those concerns may not be what you think…

Vaccine mandates and passports are simply a bad idea

I don’t want to suggest that they are unconstitutional, or unethical, or any highfaluting notions of liberty, equality, fraternity or whatever other “ity” floats your boat today… on the merits they just don’t make sense.