Greatest heroes and influences – 1

Thomas Paine, Czesław Miłosz, James Connolly, Jovan Divjak and Rosa Luxemburg

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Reading list for 2019

Roger Eatwell and Matthew Goodwin, National Populism: The Revolt Against Liberal Democracy Ivan Turgenev, Fathers and Sons Costas Lapavitsas, The Left Case Against The EU Henry Sinnerton, David Ervine: Unchartered Waters  Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet

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Englishness: A reappraisal

I went through 2018 quite low on inspiration for this blog, but with the arrival of 2019 the creative juices seem to be flowing again and there is something that I have wanted to address for some time now: English patriotism or its alter-ego, English nationalism. The Irish journalist Fintan O’Toole, who I otherwise admire […]

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Am I right-wing?

2018 has been a hectic year, which has resulted in an almost year-long gap in activity on this blog. Many things have happened in this time, but I would like to concentrate on one thing in particular — the perception that I have somehow turned “right-wing”, for defending things that for many years have been […]

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Reading list for 2018

  Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner The Constitution of the United States and the US Declaration of Independence  Christopher Hitchens, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice Frank McGuinness, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Across the Somme Tony Judt, A Grand Illusion? An Essay on Europe V.I. Lenin, The State and Revolution Raif Badawi, 1000 Lashes (Because I […]

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Catalonia: Spain at a crossroads

“When I see an actual flesh-and-blood worker in conflict with his natural enemy, the policeman, I do not have to ask myself which side I am on.” George Orwell, from ‘Homage to Catalonia’. / “Cuando veo a un obrero de carne y hueso en conflicto con su enemigo natural, el policía, no tengo que preguntarme de lado de quién estoy.” George Orwell, ‘Homenaje a Cataluña.’

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