Two minute guide to imperialism

7 Jan

In an age of identity politics it’s fashionable to dismiss talk of a ruling class  and imperialism  as the fetishism of old fashioned lefties but this animation, from former economic hitman John Perkins, does a pretty good job of explaining imperialism in two minutes. I … Read More »

The case for not voting

20 Jun

At the time of Britain’s 2015 General Election I posted, here and here for instance, on alleged electoral apathy. More recently I’ve implicitly challenged, here and here, the notion of Clinton as ‘the lesser evil’ given Trump’s extraordinary campaign. A … Read More »

I sometimes fear …

17 Jun

After yesterday’s murder of Labour MP Jo Cox – for which a man linked to far right groups has been arrested – Margareta posted this on FB. By children’s writer Michael Rosen, it was his blogsite entry of May 18, … Read More »

Truth matters

11 Feb

Two days later an American friend, Daniel, posted his disgust at a homophobic quote allegedly by Ted Cruz. But others say it doesn’t check out with independent verification sites and seems  a smear; maybe by the Democrat spin machine, maybe … Read More »

Reviews: Grandma; Red Rosa

16 Dec

Saw Grandma tonight and have to say I was underwhelmed. As vehicle for uncovering the high principles, low cunning and wrinkled foibles of septuagenarian feminist and hippie, academic and poet, lesbian and life-loving misanthrope, a picaresque day in the life … Read More »