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

Legitimate Points of View – the Chomsky Hand Grenade

What happens if America’s brightest dissident philosopher of the left gets to write for the newspapers? In “Interventions” [Penguin 2007 ISBN: 978-0-141-03180-4, review copy 2008 “updated & expanded edition] Noam Chomsky gets his chance to reach out through pages of daily newspapers by … Continue reading

Revolution Come and Gone

Just how significant was the end of the Cold War? Could we have seen its rapid replacement with the “War on Terror”? In “Deterring Democracy” by Noam Chomsky (ISBN 9780099135012 first published by Verso in 1991, review edition by Vintage in … 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