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Sunday, June 26, 2022

Daniel Villar

The strange death of Constable’s rural idyll

Daniel Villar explores how the English countryside has changed since John Constable painted The Cornfield

Science fiction that shaped the Revolution

Daniel Antonio Villar looks at the impact of Red Star, by Alexander Bognadov

The music of Latin American revolution

Daniel Antonio Villar explores the legacy of the Nueva Trova

Richardson’s indefensible pay is a product of the marketisation of education

The vice chancellor's £350,000 salary betrays a worrying trend in higher education that sees bureaucrats rise while academics fall.

The Paris Climate Accord is now little more than scrap paper

Daniel Villar argues that despite being formed with the best intentions, the Paris Climate Accord now serves as a reminder of a collective failure to combat climate change

Through the Looking Glass: the Auden set

Daniel Villar explores the perils of collaboration for Auden, Day-Lewis, Spender and MacNeice

Dostoyevsky and the crime of orthodoxy

Daniel Villar reflects on how Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s religious beliefs influenced his literature as the anniversary of his death approaches on 9 February

Review: ‘White Trash’ by Nancy Isenberg

Daniel Villar finds this survey of white working class America wanting

Wednesday Weltanschauung: Marijuana Legalisation

Daniel Villar offers a justification for marijuana legalisation which goes beyond domestic interests to consider the effects of criminalisation upon other countries

Scientists of the literary world

Daniel Villar marvels at those who bridge the divide between disciplines

Folk, it is a-changin’

Daniel Villar discusses Bob Dylan’s legacy and the folk revival

In defence of non-fiction literature

Daniel Villar thinks the Nobel Prize committee has neglected non-fiction

One thing I’d change about Oxford… Educating people

Daniel Villar calls for more versatile education in Oxford

Brexit: Saviour of European federalism?

Brexit could reboot the abandoned project of European federalism