Astute readers will have noticed that I've finally got round to adding a blogroll. All blogs listed are, of course, recommended. I'd particularly like to highlight, however, a couple to which I have not, I think, linked in some time: The League of Ordinary Gentlemen is a group blog that sustains an impressively high level as it wrestles with (mainly American) political ideas and, just as impressively, manages to do so in a civilised fashion even as its contributors often disagreee with one another. The American Scene, Reihan Salam's agglomeration of polymaths, is also highly recommended. Closer to home and Scottish Unionist keeps a keen eye on Alex Salmond's ministry in Edinburgh and takes great delight in pointing out the extremism (and racism) of the "cyberNat" brigade. My old friend Mr Eugenides, meanwhile, continues to channel his rage productively. As I say, all are recommended.
That being so I'd also be remiss if I failed to point out that my sister Claudia also has a blog at which she shows examples of her painting and that Spectator readers in Perthshire could do worse than skip along to the Ruthven Gallery in Auchterarder which currently features her work as part of its spring exhibition.