A wonderful post I missed earlier in the month is Peter Ryley's "Beauty and bestiality", on music and the Shoah. Two more must-reads, both tangential to the left's received wisdom on the late Margaret Thatcher, are Marko Attila Hoare on how Maggie turned us upside down, and Kellie Strom on Terry Glavin's Irish politics. Another is George Szirtes on Hungary's fast track to the past. I also liked Michael Harris on meeting a Chinese dissident on a train. Some important reading is Ben Six's series on Theocracy in the UK.
Some other things that have caught my eye: Two posts on academic boycotts, both via Engage: Jonathan Lowenstein on historical parallels; Raphael Cohen-Almago on the fallacy behind the boycott. The IWCA on UKIP and the working class. Carl Packman on Why David Cameron is right about Syria. Ben Cohen on deepening authoritarianism in Venezuela.
New blogs: Steve H's new music blog: Disaccumulation. Rob Palk's new blog, with posts on War Weariness, Boston Bombing Conspiracies, New Atheists, The Other Side of Orwell and a Defence of Book Snobbery.