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Report on PSPO's

by on March 24, 2016

This is an excellent report into Public Space Protection Orders from the Manifesto Club.

A few extracts:

On one Council which has introduced a ban [more…]

Article on Foucault and the current refugee crisis

by on February 29, 2016

This is an article by academic Stephane J Bale in which she discusses Foucault's ideas about biopolitics and how his ideas about an excessive pre-occuptation [more…]

The attack on masculine values

by on January 17, 2016

This is an unusually insightful piece. The theme is the attack on masculinity in the West.

The author links this to the weak response to [more…]

A 'crappy' generation of political leaders in the West

by on January 2, 2016

Comment on the West's fatuous, self-serving, 'male-buddy', 'we create our own reality', insight-free generation of political leaders, from Indian writer Pankaj Mishra.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jan/01/generation-failed-politicians-elite-liberal-values [more…]

A sense of perspective

by on May 26, 2015

http://www.ianwelsh.net/happiness-and-freedom-east-german-version/

This is a very nice article by Canadian writer and blogger Ian Welsh. He is discussing an article in [more…]

Syria

by on May 26, 2015

http://www.ianwelsh.net/as-palmyra-falls-to-isis-what-are-the-syrian-governments-prospects/

This is a link to a post by writer and blogger Ian Welsh about the Middle East and specifically the situation in Syria. I've [more…]