About

I am a writer and photographer from the UK. Currently living in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russian Federation.

This is my political blog. My main interests are analysing mainstream media narratives, and a selection of contemporary social practices (psychotherapy, ADHD drugging and others). A particular interest at the moment is how relations with Russia are reported in the mainstream media.

Given that the media is used to “manufacture consent” it is not possible to discuss politics without discussing the media. The media sets the parameters and range of debate, allows and promotes some voices, marginalises others. (While there are differences between the “right-wing press” and the progressive press there is broad consensus on many questions e.g. Russian aggression). So; any discussion of political questions has to start with media analysis.

On The New Observer you will also find material about Ivan Illich and Michel Foucault.