Live like common people

In A Waiter in Paris: Adventures in the dark heart of the city, Edward Chisholm plays with the various meanings of the word “waiting”, presenting us with the physical demands of the job as well as the existential purgatory it entails: one is waiting in the wings; waiting to act, or write, or something – … Read more

No guilty people in the world?

“Why?”, a German friend asked me, as she looked at horror at pictures of the Bucha mosque. “Why are they doing it?” Like the great tree that hides inside the tiny bud, there are shelfloads of books hiding inside that question. Those books, offering root-and-branch revisions of European history, will soon fill the bookshops. Without … Read more