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.


An Institute You Can’t Disparage

By September 19, 2007

It's all too easy to fall into the trap of demonising our enemies, so as a corrective, spare a thought this afternoon for Osama bin Laden, whose son Omar is getting divorced from his English wife after just two months … Read More

No Country For Old Men

By September 19, 2007

You'd hesitate to use glib words like "closure" in this context, but the arrest of Pol Pot's former second-in-command on war crimes charges is welcome news, nonetheless: Nuon Chea, now 82, was flown from his jungle home to the capital, … Read More

Moral Equivalence

By September 19, 2007

In today’s Guardian newspaper, the father of murdered US journalist Daniel Pearl comments on the Angelina Jolie movie based on his story, A Mighty Heart, which comes out in Britain this week. It’s a thoughtful and quietly moving article, a … Read More

Small world

Small world
By September 18, 2007

I wrote about this a couple of days ago on my own blog, but I think it's worth recycling for a wider audience. Naoki Honjo is a Japanese photographer who uses a rather unusual technique to achieve unusual results. Using … Read More

The leaving of Mesopotamia

By September 18, 2007

General David Petraeus is at 10 Downing St today for talks with our new(-ish) PM, Gordon Brown. The chat is that Petraeus will try to push the American view that British troops need to stay in Iraq for the foreseeable … Read More

The law of unintended consequences

By September 18, 2007

That airport restroom is now a tourist attraction: The Minneapolis airport toilet where US senator Larry Craig was arrested for allegedly soliciting gay sex is now attracting tourists, say airport staff. "People are taking pictures," Karen Evans, an information officer … Read More

“Iniquity and lasciviousness”

“Iniquity and lasciviousness”
By September 17, 2007

Bad press for Madonna, who spent Rosh Hashana at a Kabbala conference in Israel and toasted the new year with Shimon Peres, no less. However, the director of one of the most respected Kabbala yeshivot in Jerusalem, who insisted on … Read More

‘Fair and Balanced’

By September 17, 2007

I'm delighted to have been asked back to guest edit another week in the life of the Daily Shvitz; I'm writing from Scotland, but will try to keep the focus as broad as possible. No doubt Jewcy readers can keep … Read More