Dangerous Ideas Lead to Dangerous Places

At time of writing (October 2016) the British economy and its political classes are undergoing the shit-storm called “Brexit” – the British exit from the European Union. The referendum that lead to this catastrophe was marked by the most blatant … 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

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

“Armed Madhouse” by Greg Palast

ISBN 978-0-713-99797-2. “Armed Madhouse” by Greg Palast was published by Allen Lane/Penguin in 2006. Palast by now needs little introduction. We reviewed his 2003 “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” and “Vultures’ Picnic” from 2011. “Armed Madhouse” straddles the two … Continue reading

When people give in to hate… & then learn to stop

ISBN 978-0-330-48757-3. “The Third Reich – A New History” by Michael Burleigh was published by Macmillan in 2000 (then Pan Books for this the paperback edition in 2001). This is an enormous book weighing in at over 800 pages alone … Continue reading

“Serving the Reich” by Philip Ball

ISBN 9781847922489. “Serving the Reich – the struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler” was published by Bodley Head in 2013. In “Serving the Reich” former Nature editor Philip Ball attempts the tricky task of teasing out the story of … Continue reading