“An intellectual is someone who looks at a pink party balloon and thinks of Jeff Koons”

There is a sterile perfection in the prim and prattish god of order

The default conservative reverence for ancient architecture too easily produces bogus, formulaic buildings

The Austrian philosopher and 20th-century genius disabled others and inspired decades of needless self-destruction among his disciples

Post-doctoral studies may be a waste of time in the future world of work

The Royal Navy’s two new flagships may be too unwieldy and vulnerable

The predictably progressive political stance of today’s practitioners has killed their line of comedy

The bland, humourless and one-dimensional boy wizard pales against his more interesting friends

The high priest of  “gonzo” journalism took pride in making stories up — his legacy should be deplored

The “folk-singing” darling of the Corbynistas is a musical and political fake