Illusions in Paris

“A tone of genuine puzzlement always seems to accompany terrorist attacks in the centers of Western power.” wrote Teju Cole in his January 9th column for The New Yorker. “Unmournable Bodies” lamented how Western culture celebrated the nobility of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo … Continue reading

An Orwell for the 21st Century

ISBN 978-1-62007-538-8 (Kindle edition). “Zero Point – The Unravelling Trilogy – Book One” by Nafeez Ahmed was published by Curiosity Quills in 2014. Recently we crossed new ground as we reviewed our first work of science fiction here at Post … Continue reading

“The Anatomy of Fascism” by Robert O. Paxton

ISBN 9780-141-01432-6. “The Anatomy of Fascism” by Robert O. Paxton was published by Penguin Books in 2004. Paxton hails from Columbia University and has written several books about European history with a specific attention being paid to fascism. We picked this … 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

Global Risk Update 2014

In 2012 I delivered a public presentation called “The History of High Wycombe 2000 to 2100” in the High Wycombe Guildhall. It was based upon the World Economic Forum’s 2011 assessment of Global Risks. These assess what our world leaders expect … Continue reading