Brexit as Amnesia: Waking up with the Wrong Bride

Britain has awoken to find that, what it thought was some vote about membership of the European trade club, quickly morphed into musical chairs for the Eton-educated elite. Exiting the EU was never more than a flag of convenience for the … 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

Arundhati Roy & the selling of India’s Soul

ISBN-13: 978-1-78478-031-9. “Capitalism – A Ghost Story” by Arundhati Roy was published by Verso in 2014. Anyone watching Roy in her talks given in 2002 will be instantly struck at how important it is to not judge this book by … Continue reading

“Occupy” by Noam Chomsky

ISBN 978-0-241-96401-9. “Occupy” by Noam Chomsky was published by Penguin in 2012 from an original publication by Zuccotti Park Press in the same year. The original source publishers put this out as part of their “occupied media pamphlet series” for … Continue reading

“Newspeak in the 21st Century” by David Cromwell & David Edwards

ISBN 978 0 7453 2893 5. “Newspeak in the 21st Century” by David Edwards and David Cromwell was published by Pluto Press in 2009. This is one of three books from the writing team behind Media Lens. [We have previously … Continue reading