The Pineapple

Dan Hitchens
A newsletter by Dan Hitchens
Created 21 Oct 2020
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  • Can you achieve anything?
    12 Oct 2021 • 5 min read
    Dear Reader, No, The Pineapple is not reinventing itself as a self-help/lifestyle newsletter. But it is always interested in those moments when the language of self-help crosses over into politics. Fo...
  • Pineapple Juice 3: Neither video nor bacterium
    26 Jul 2021 • 7 min read
    Dear Reader, Although the author of The Pineapple has recently been away, for the best of reasons – – he has not forgotten his obligations to those readers who, as Samuel Johnson put it, “awake in the...
  • Pineapple Juice 2: Out of the world’s heat
    14 May 2021 • 7 min read
    Dear Reader, I have to apologise for the late running of this service: the author of The Pineapple has been detained by the necessity of writing things for money elsewhere. More on that later. But thi...
  • Every step you take
    23 Mar 2021 • 5 min read
    Dear Reader, One of you recently wrote in with some kind words, saying that, in this era of cancellations, denunciations and public mud-slinging, he enjoyed The Pineapple’s less combative style, descr...
  • Pineapple Juice 1: We had the bouncers chucking them in
    24 Feb 2021 • 5 min read
    Dear Reader, My previous letter promised you a regular round-up feature called “Pineapple Slices”, but I had misremembered my strategy. It’s actually going to be called “Pineapple Juice”, the idea bei...
  • The difficulty of the first address
    13 Feb 2021 • 4 min read
    Dear Reader, How should a correspondence like this begin? Kicking off his series of Rambler essays, which would be published twice a week from 1750 to 1752, Samuel Johnson opened with: The difficulty ...
  • Introducing The Pineapple
    08 Feb 2021 • 1 min read
    Who are you and what is The Pineapple? I’m Dan Hitchens, a journalist whose work has appeared in various places including First Things, the New York Post, the Spectator, the Telegraph, the Times and U...
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