The Upside Down
15 April 2019,
John Mitchinson on the ideologue who revived 'Eurasianism'. Is Dugin really the Rasputin behind a more aggressive Kremlin? Or is he another post-truth prank?
28 March 2019,
Most mornings I’m possessed by the same thought. As I board my train in the country and end my journey on a canal towpath, it strikes me that each mile of track, each yard of path was laid by hand a century and a half ago, the work of men whose names were never recorded.
19 March 2019,
John Mitchinson turns his curious eye towards the Brave New World of Epigenetics - what is ‘On’ rather than ‘In’ our Genes
11 March 2019,
John Mitchinson on the not-so-recent history of rigging the vote, bribing voters with booze and voter suppression, using whiskey
3 March 2019,
If this column were to have a mascot, it would be a mushroom. Fungi are everywhere, they are important, they are deeply weird and we know very little about them.
25 February 2019,
For most of us in the so-called developed world, death is rarely confronted head-on. At best, it’s ‘the rumble of distant thunder at a picnic’.
18 February 2019,
As Facebook and other global tech giants come under scrutiny over the way they amass our data, John Mitchinson reveals how Google has less information
12 February 2019,
We live in strange times. Familiarity is draining from our lives; old political alignments are dissolving; the weather is unpredictable and violent. But perhaps we should try harder to embrace the strangeness: after all, we are made from the most unlikely thing in the universe.