Derek Hopper

Derek Hopper

Derek Hopper Irish writer living in Bangkok.

Who Will Make Our Coffee in Pret?

Who Will Make Our Coffee in Pret?

When a BBC Question Time audience member asked “Who will make our coffee in Pret?” she sincerely believed herself to be making an argument in favour of open borders and globalism. Her question is valid. Who would make the coffee in Pret? In London last summer I ate at a

Derek Hopper
Derek Hopper
Art and Culture
Platitudes About Terrorism Are Not Helping

Platitudes About Terrorism Are Not Helping

Yesterday afternoon, a terrorist drove a 4×4 car onto the footpath of Westminster Bridge, mowing down pedestrians, maiming dozens and killing four people. Among the dead was a British police officer, Keith Palmer, a husband and a father. The British Prime Minister Theresa May called the attack “sick and

Derek Hopper
Derek Hopper
Regressive Left
On Truth and Beauty

On Truth and Beauty

To my great surprise I found myself reading a Buzzfeed listicle the other day. The piece: “Women’s ideal body types through history.” The contents: various images of a diverse cast of models showing how beauty standards have changed over time. One of the first things that struck me as

Derek Hopper
Derek Hopper
Art and Culture