Helen's 2023 Christmas missive
A highlights reel for friends old & new
In advance of eating and drinking all the things, a reminder that there’s still 25 percent off an annual subscription (ends 23:59 PST on Christmas Day). There will be two paid subscriber only Zoom chats between Christmas and New Year: our usual Chatham House one at 10 am GMT on December 28, and a separate pre-recorded video, also for paid subscribers.
A reminder, too, of why I’m using Substack in this way: I’m unpicking the effects of Lorenzo’s decades-old cancellation. Lorenzo’s essays thus far are available here.
In terms of my all-over-the-media presence, here are some pieces of mine with which I’m particularly pleased. Apologies in advance—and where relevant—for paywalls.
Back in January, I reviewed Konstantin Kisin’s An Immigrant’s Love Letter to the West.
In September, I interviewed Helen Joyce & Maya Forstater for Liberty Law Talk, a Liberty Fund podcast.
I wrote a lot for multiple outlets on Australia’s constitutional “Voice” Referendum in October. I think this Telegraph piece was probably the strongest.
My second novel, Kingdom of the Wicked, is a form of speculative fiction. It imagines what the world would look like had pagan Rome—with its distinctive morality—gone through an industrial revolution. For Aporia Magazine, I teased out some of the ethical implications flowing from that.
All that’s left is to wish you Merry Crimbo, and hope to see loads of you on the 28th!