In all our sanctuaries we sit at risk

A Brexiter Takes Stock of the Dark Star


I know that, in writing this, I was remembering a scene from an early “Star Wars” film. An ominous planet approaches. And I remember that image occurring to me, when I came across a book by Iain McGilchrist called “The Master and His Emissary – The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World.” The distance between our two brain hemispheres is widening and they are at odds in our space, not complementary. And we make a world that reflects our civil war. Or we seek to escape the world we’ve made, by cutting off (so we like to think).