Bakuninism – utopia out of bounds

Mikhail Aleksandrovich Bakunin [1814 – 1876] was, for want of a better terminology, a Russian revolutionary. A contemporary of Karl Marx he was born into Russian nobility and started out with a brief career in the Tsar’s army before moving … Continue reading

The Barbarians are at the Gates

In 2006 I started a web site called “the-coming-war” to document my concern that a succession of increasingly Right-wing US Presidents would only lead to one conclusion: a world war. The phrase “the coming war” was lifted from a book written … Continue reading

The Promethean Dream: dark times & Climate Change

ISBN 978-0-19-933766-8. “Reason in a Dark Time – why the struggle against climate change failed – and what it means for our future” by Dale Jamieson was published by Oxford University Press in 2014. Given the level of praise heaped … 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

Requiem for a time of Plenty: “After Oil” by John Michael Geer et al

“After Oil: SF Visions of a Post-Petroleum World” is a collection of science fiction short stories book-ended by John Michael Greer and published by Founders House Publishing in 2012. This is a bit of a first for us as this … Continue reading

“Educating for Hope in Troubled Times” by David Hickman

ISBN 978-1-85856-553-8. “Educating for Hope in Troubled Times – Climate change and the transition to a post-carbon future” was written by David Hicks and published by the Institute for Education Press in 2014. This represents the first time we have … Continue reading