About Andy Hume

Andy blogs for Jewcy on politics and world affairs from a right-of-centre and occasionally quite bilious perspective. A graduate in legal philosophy from the University of Glasgow (no, he doesn't know if David Hume is an ancestor, but feels he ought to be) he now lives in Edinburgh.

He's been described on these pages as an "Anglo rage-boy", and apart from objecting to being labelled as English, it's as good a description as any.


Ten Little Words

By July 25, 2007

Via the blog of the Adam Smith Institute, here are three questions you can use to evaluate pretty much any government program, no matter how big or small: 1. At what cost? 2. Compared to what? 3. How do you … Read More

The Trouble With Hillary

The Trouble With Hillary
By July 24, 2007

I didn't watch last night's "YouTube debate" between the various hopefuls for the Democratic nomination for all the obvious reasons (I'm not American, I was in bed, and I find most of the candidates to be dull, loathsome, or both), but … Read More

Lost Compasses

Lost Compasses
By July 24, 2007

Johann Hari has a very interesting and thoughtful review of Nick Cohen’s “What’s Left?” up on his website. Hari is a seldom less than compelling columnist, though I don’t share his politics, and his comments on Cohen’s [excellent] book are … Read More

YouTube of the Day

By July 24, 2007

Via the Drink-Soaked Trots.

Boycott Hit For Six

By July 23, 2007

There's been a lot written about the proposed boycott of Israeli universities and academics by their British counterparts, not least on these pages, and by far better writers than me. Nonetheless, this takedown by Norm Geras is a minor classic … Read More

Sacred Cows

Sacred Cows
By July 23, 2007

Distressing news from Wales, where Shambo the bull has lost his appeal against imminent slaughter. You haven't been following the case? Shame on you, naturally; but a quick recap for the stragglers. Shambo is a six year-old British Fresian that … Read More

Sweet Thames, Run Softly

Sweet Thames, Run Softly
By July 23, 2007

The tendency to ascribe greater significance to natural phenomena is nothing new – ever since a dozy Egyptian Pharaoh misinterpreted a perfectly ordinary plague of frogs as a sign from God, we’ve tended to read our own beliefs, fears and … Read More

Taking the Wheel

Taking the Wheel
By July 23, 2007

Afternoon all, I don't know if anonymous bloggers are a first for Jewcy, but don't get excited, because beneath my intriguing secret identity there are only layers of shallowness. My blogging name is Mr Eugenides, and I'll be guest editing … Read More