‘If humans have something in common with chickens it must be having a pecking order.’
This observation triggered quite a few more such as:
‘Yet you shouldn’t tamper too much with people. Before you know it, you qualify for a novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. In Never Let Me Go they breed people for an entirely different reason.’
‘Yet as soon as I am high up in the pecking order I start hating myself. Every human being harbours aggression. You adhere to being civilised when you direct this towards yourself instead of someone else.’
‘Last week, Martin Amis created some commotion...’ Arnold Jansen op de Haar invites you to read his column on the Holland Park Press website.