Where can you be found on social media?
I can’t, unless you deem Substack to be ‘social media’, which it isn’t (It’s a platform for presenting your work to the public, in the form of regular newsletters and a kind of permanent website).
I despise social media, especially, though not exclusively, Twitter. I have had a couple of Twitter accounts for dedicated purposes (an election in 2020 and a rather forlorn and failed promo account for my Substack page), but have never personally issued a tweet, nor engaged with any other tweeter.
The only place I am to be found online is on my Substack page, which is called ‘John Waters Unchained’. It does exactly what it says, and is to be found at johnwaters.substack.com
Where do we access your current work?
Apart from Substack (johnwaters.substack.com), the only place I write these days is First Things, a New York-based magazine that addresses matters of ‘religion in the public square’. This allows for a pretty broad brush, extending to politics, culture, economics and pretty much anything that concerns the human soul in modern society. I don’t write for FT as often as I used to, but that’s something I’d like to correct, as it is by far the best magazine in the English language — and possibly in any language, period.
Is there an archive of your past work?
No and yes. A good deal of my work over the past 20 years at least is now available online. My Substack articles since 2020 are available at johnwaters.substack.com
Most of this material, which includes many video and podcasts interviews, is available free of charge. My weekly diary, published since February 2021, requires a paid subscription to access.
My First Things articles since 2017 (more than 50 in number) are available at https://www.firstthings.com/featured-author/john-waters
It is possible to find a great deal of my work for the Irish Times, up to February 2014, when it ceased to be a half-decent newspaper (becoming an indecent waste of good trees) on that paper’s website. The best way I know of searching is to insert my name, some key words from the topic being researched, or — ideally — the headline of the column in question. If the article is paywalled you will almost invariably be able to read it by inserting the link into archive.is
In addition, I can be found on YouTube, Bitchute, Vimeo, Rumble and Odyssee, in countless video interviews and recorded talks, though finding them can be hit-and-miss due to Big Tech censorship, shadow-banning et cetera. There are also some articles of mine on sundry sites like The Spectator, Humanum, frontpagemag.com — though, again, this can be a bit hit-or-miss.