Public Broadcasting as a Tool of British State Propaganda

The British Broadcasting Corporation came into life in October 1922 at the same time as a young Eric Blair [George Orwell] departed for Burma to join the imperial Police Force. That same year Benito Mussolini took power in his infamous “March … Continue reading

Sex is carbon-neutral yet Climate Change is boring

In an early genesis of post-carbon living in 2008 we were influenced by a project called the “Yellow House“. It was a run-down, former council-house, in Oxford that had under-gone a drastic make-over to make it a (self-styled) “environmental dream … Continue reading

A New Dark Ages

Is science and reason declining? Is ignorance spreading at the cost of the enlightenment? Is this drift of acceptable-political-dialogue to the right, killing science? Is conservatism destroying rational, evidence-based thinking? In short, are we losing our grip on reality? If so, … Continue reading

Making “Nineteen Eighty-four”: George Orwell’s “Homage to Catalonia”

ISBN 978-0-141-18305-3. “Homage to Catalonia” was originally published by Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd in 1938. This edition by Penguin in 2000 has an introduction by Julian Symons (biographer, reviewer & military historian) and a note on the text by Peter … Continue reading