Thomas Paine, Czesław Miłosz, James Connolly, Jovan Divjak and Rosa Luxemburg
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 ProphetRead more "Reading list for 2019"
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 […]Read more "Englishness: A reappraisal"
As 2019 approaches the liberal Left has still failed to learn its lesson in a number of respects. However, before going into this in detail a quick point – what I will describe here as “the Left” will be quickly dismissed by the authentic Left as liberalism, centrism, the soft-Left, etc. In many ways, they […]Read more "The Left: what has gone wrong and what is to be done?"
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 […]Read more "Am I right-wing?"
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 […]Read more "Reading list for 2018"
“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.’Read more "Catalonia: Spain at a crossroads"