Can we be happy?

What makes us unhappy? Are we even capable of being happy? These fundamental questions take second fiddle in an economy that seems to intrinsically know the ‘right’ answer. Happiness, apparently, is not even a metric. If all happiness comes from … Continue reading

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

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

Anarchism Reviewed

ISBN 978-0-241-96960-1. “On Anarchism” by Noam Chomsky was published by Penguin Books in 2013. Yet another collection of Chomsky’s earlier works this one with an introduction by Nathan Schneider. Chomsky is so often associated with the concept of Anarchism yet … Continue reading