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The best of Leith on life

Five of our favourite pieces by Prospect columnist Sam Leith

By Prospect Team  











In defence of the smiley

30 years after it was invented, the emoticon still serves a valuable purpose; it’s time we welcomed it into our lives.

A mortal fear of dental hygienists 

Like the Jesuits, who are said to maintain that if they get their hooks into the child the adult isn’t going anywhere, hygienists sucker you into the habit of visiting them

Keynes, Hayek and orange peppers

Here we stand, after millennia of economic development, yet vegetables are so…

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