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The Big Bag of Cans and the Spirit of Utopia

“Perhaps the true society will grow tired of development and, out of freedom, leave possibilities unused, instead of storming under a confused compulsion to the conquest of strange stars… Nothing to do like an animal, lying on water and looking … Continue reading

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For the new year

The New Year is as good a time as any to contemplate history, and where one stands in it. As 2016 becomes 2017, we all know that we stand within disaster. A disaster that is gradually unfolding, and which seems … Continue reading

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Essay on Brexit for ‘piauí’

I wrote this essay in mid-July after being commissioned to do so by the Brazilian cultural magazine piauí. It appears in Portuguese here. Since the magazine have kindly given me permission to publish it in English on my blog, I … Continue reading

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On our duty as members of the Labour party in the era of the present crisis

This piece was originally posted on medium by the left-leaning journalist Gawain Sprout (The Guardian, The Telegraph, Blood and Soil); following a twitterstorm, it has been deleted. Having screengrabbed it in order to mock certain central passages on twitter, I … Continue reading

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Alresfordism

Hi everyone, I’ve had a lot of positive feedback from this blog post earlier today. Sorry if you wanted to read it either again or for the first time: I’ve had to take it down because of an exciting publication … Continue reading

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In Defence of the Lesser Evil

Yesterday, on his blog ‘Idiot Joy Showland’, my good friend Sam Kriss, who is younger and more famous than me but doesn’t have a PhD, posted a piece entitled ‘Learning to live after Bernie Sanders’. Here, Sam attempts to put … Continue reading

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Milk scheme

I used to have an idea for a ‘milk scheme’. The milk scheme involved me, every morning before college, going into the Sainsburys next to the bus station, and buying exactly four of the hefty, four-litre bottles of whole milk. … Continue reading

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