The month of March saw the passing of Martin McGuinness, former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, following a short illness. His funeral attracted illustrious and diverse figures from far and wide; from Irish folksinger Christy Moore to Basque separatist leader Arnaldo Otegi, from Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster to former US President Bill Clinton, […]Read more "Martin McGuinness (1950-2017)"
“Manchester is the belly and guts of the nation” – George OrwellRead more "Reactions to Manchester: The good, the bad and the ugly."
“He seems to immature with age” – Harold Wilson, about Tony Benn.Read more "Tony Benn: In memoriam"
“It is worth noting that Abraham Lincoln warmly welcomed the support of Karl Marx during the Civil War and corresponded with him freely.” Martin Luther King on anti-communism. / “Cabe recordar que Abraham Lincoln aceptó con beneplácito el apoyo de Karl Marx durante la Guerra Civil y mantuvo una correspondencia libre y abierta con él” – Martin Luther King sobre del anticomunismo.Read more "Lincoln and Marx: A surprising convergence / Lincoln y Marx: Una convergencia sorprendente"
“I can recognise a sixty-eighter in a second. It is not the politics. It is a way of thinking. I met Bill Clinton and I could see he was one.” / “Yo puedo reconocer a un hijo del 68 en un segundo. No por su postura política sino por su forma de pensar. Conocí a Bill Clinton y enseguida supe que era uno.”- Adam Michnik.Read more "The feminism of the boardroom / El feminismo de salón"
This is my very first post and, I hope, the first of many. The main intention of this blog is to promote a greater understanding between socialism on the one hand and liberalism on the other. Despite the differing views that both ideologies have of the State, there is much common ground that hasn’t been sufficiently […]Read more "Introduction / Introducción"