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Category Archives: wisdom

Refuting Isis

A summary of Refuting Isis by Shaykh Muhammad Al-Yaqoubi January 2016: I’ve just finished reading this powerful piece by Shaykh Al-Yaqoubi, in which he issues a fatwa concerning the entity … Continue reading

15 January, 2016 · 12 Comments

How to deal with the police

Nightjack’s advice on how to survive an encounter with the police if you’re a nice middle-class person.

3 December, 2015 · Leave a comment

Towards an understanding of art

[…] I again spent two hours in front of a few pictures today; I sense this is somehow useful for me. Would it be instructive for you? I can’t really … Continue reading

25 April, 2015 · Leave a comment

The proper spirit of travel

Robert Byron writes in The Road to Oxiana (my reference is to the Pimlico edition of 2004, page 317) about the proper spirit with which to engage in the adventurous … Continue reading

25 April, 2015 · Leave a comment