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

The Lion’s Share: a New Deal for Government

ISBN 978-1-907720-28-4. “The Courageous State: Rethinking Economics, Society and the Role of Government” by Richard Murphy was published by Searching Finance in 2011. We are familiar with Richard’s work via his Twitter feed @RichardJMurphy and his work at Tax Research … Continue reading

Future Perfect

It is said that the future is already here! It just isn’t distributed evenly. Forecasting is a mug’s game. I admit it, I once delivered my own vision of the future in a talk called “The History of High Wycombe 2000 to 2100″. It … Continue reading

This Emperor Has No Clothes: Picketty & Reality Economics

ISBN 978-0674430006. “Capital in the Twenty-First Century” by Thomas Piketty was published by Harvard University Press in 2014. Here it is – the book that everyone seems to know about. A book so important that it has spawned its own … Continue reading

“The Collapse of Western Civilization” by Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway

ISBN 978-0-231-53795-7 (ebook). “The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View from the Future” by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M. Conway was published by Columbia University Press in 2014. [Like our review of John Michael Greer’s “After Oil” this sees us examining a work … Continue reading