14 December, 2020 Dear Reader, An attempt to boost circulation of my last newsletter (‘Better History’ 30 November) was rejected by Facebook: it didn’t ‘comply with [their] advertising policies’. I could ‘request a review’, but half an hour trawling the site yielded no means of doing so. Their policies reveal no way in which a general … Continue reading Rejected by Facebook!
30 November 2020. Taking 25 years as an average human generation, a quick calculation shows that each of you has had 4,096 ancestors in the 300 years since 1720. This fact is obscured by our obsession with patrilinear reckoning, which counts only the male line. Not only is that sexist, but it conceals the truth that all … Continue reading Better History, more Honesty
18 November, 2020 Dear Reader, When you strive to defend the achievements of Christian civilisation you encounter an awful lot of kickback, a lot of angry hostility towards Christian culture. It can be dispiriting. But Christmas is a time for absolute and entirely positive joyfulness. It is not the chief Christian festival, for that honour is reserved … Continue reading CHRISTMAS JOY