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Chuck Getchell

On the eve of the 10th anniversary conference of the founding of the Michael Oakeshott Association (regretably I’m unable to be in attendance) I thought I’d pay tribute here to someone who was instrumental in setting up the MOA – “Chuck” Getchell. It just so happens that it’s been almost a year since Chuck died…

Jesse Norman, MP

Jesse Norman, a very able philosopher and man of practice, has been elected as the new MP to represent the Hereford and South Herefordshire constituency. Philosophically speaking, Jesse has several strings to his bow. I first came to know him as an Oakeshottian – he edited The Achievement of Michael Oakeshott (Duckworth – unfortunately, no…

Humanitarian Aid for the Mind

  My dear cultured, well-read, empathetic and sophisticated readers, On occasion I’ve brought your attention to the work of the Sabre Foundation. If like me you believe that access to educational materials is critical to repairing the mutilated civil condition in areas of the world that have, for one reason or another, been traumatized –  then please consider making…