This blog hopes to recreate something of the café during its heyday: a mixture of philosophy, chess, and other highbrow pursuits. It is intended as something of a conversation, so if anyone other than myself wishes to write for this blog (based on my previous experience of blogging, I would be lucky to get regular commenters, let alone co-writers, but one can always hope) then providing an article is competently written and does not go out of its way to cause offence, I would be very happy to have it on here.
"Highbrow" should not be confused with "important". I intend to write about whatever interests me, and about which I can express a reasonably educated opinion. I may link to things I see elsewhere that are of interest, but that is not the purpose of this blog.
With all that out of the way, I hope to write an interesting and long-running blog. All comments are welcome (unless you're a spambot) and I promise not to reject your views without hearing you out. After all, my own are weird enough.