Damien Black

Old Nick's Letters

Welcome to Old Nick's Letters, a series of blogs and occasional videos compiled by the writer whenever he feels the constellations are propitious.

Month: January 2017

Blogs, podcasts and reviews

Hi y'all, Just a quick bulletin to say I'm due for another slot on the MightyThor blog next month: https://mightythorjrs.wordpress.com/ ... and to check out my latest book review please click here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1828587505 ... and finally, previews from my upcoming new podcast Black Milk to be posted here shortly: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHEz70Ex.

I had a dream… #1

I was in a tower of many levels. I stepped into a cauldron supported with rope pulleys and it took me up through the centre of the tower, before depositing me on a floor devoted to the sale of luxury clothing and evening wear: tuxedos, top hats, dinner jackets and the like. I was running from something, but I don't know what. I was on a secret mission, the details of which escaped me upon waking..

The businessman in the high castle: the capitalist reich endures

In a recent post I implied that the Anglo Saxon dominated West of the past two centuries is proving to be perhaps even worse than the Nazi empire it fought so hard to overthrow last century. I realise how provocative and downright wrong that will sound to many, so I felt it behoved me to qualify that premise a little. But only a little. It is true that in terms of freedom of expression, citize.