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The state is no substitute for personal responsibility in the sensationalist age of the iPhone

People in their hundreds camped out overnight in central London to be among the first to buy the new iPhone X last week. I love my smartphone, not least because it’s smarter than me. But still, people used to fall in love with people. Now they fall in love with phones. I’m not the only one to find this a little disturbing. Read more...

Fake news erodes the moral ecology on which liberty depends (Thought for the Day)

Yesterday a major British dictionary named as its 2017 word of the year the phrase “fake news.” At least I … Read more

The Trace of God (Noach 5778)

The story of the first eight chapters of Bereishit is tragic but simple: creation, followed by de-creation, followed by re-creation. … Read more