I’m David Hugh-Jones, a social scientist currently working in an economics department. This newsletter focuses on my interests, including social science, genetics, history, culture and politics. The drunken ramblings of two Tang-dynasty poets may also feature. I aim to be sometimes serious, sometimes entertaining, and sometimes both at once.

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Western societies have some problems, including political extremism, declining trust, and behavioural issues like the opiate and mental health crises. These problems did not come from nowhere: they have roots in the dramatic cultural changes of the late twentieth century. To understand them, we must rethink our own history.

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Wyclif's Dust
Frivolous and serious arguments about politics, society, social science and the world. My book is out at https://www.amazon.com/Wyclifs-Dust-Western-cultures-printing-ebook/dp/B0B6CGD9L1/