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

The Road to Fascism

ISBN 978-0-141-18529-3. “The Road to Wigan Pier” by George Orwell was first published by Victor Gollancz in 1937. This edition by Penguin in 2001 includes an introduction by Richard Hoggart (Professor of English and Director of the Centre for Contemporary … Continue reading