Liberalism and Worker Ownership, not Das Kommunism.

By Neil Newman One of the most striking facets of the secular religion Marxism is the almost complete lack of a model for the post-revolutionary society. What are the economic relations of that society? How does that society continue on from there? Towards what is it supposed to evolve? Marx had few answers to these […]

Continue Reading

So, you want to learn a new language?

Language learning is ontological By Philip Hall For more than 30 years I have been teaching people how to speak, write, read and listen in English with some success. I was a Spanish teacher, too for a while. Spanish is the language that I know best after English. First I’ll talk about my experiences learning […]

Continue Reading

Understanding risk

By Bryan Greetham In this period of COVID-19 it is essential that we understand risk and to do so means we need a basic understanding of the statistics involved in assessing risk. On 23 rd August, Professor Chris Whitty, the UK’s chief medical adviser, claimed that children are more likely to be harmed by not […]

Continue Reading

They drew the 20th Century

By Paul Halas Cartoons that were art. Growing up in a family that was immersed in the visual arts – chiefly in the form of animated films – it’s little wonder I had access to all kinds of books filled with the most wonderful illustrations. From children’s illustrated books, to old “Punch” almanacs, ditto New […]

Continue Reading

Photo-essay: my photographic career began with the Big Bang

On and off, for over thirty years, Andy Hall has aimed his camera at The City of London My adult life began at the end of the 70’s, more or less in line with the beginning of Neo-liberalism, which over the last 40 years has come to dominate, with such an uncompromising grip, the way […]

Continue Reading

So You Want to be a Poet

Publish and be damned, as the Duke of Wellington retorted! There is no one way to write poetry and there are many who would teach you poetry while they struggle themselves! There are no regulations regarding workshops. So please stumble and be bruised; choose workshops and mentors wisely. Success is not guaranteed. Do read poems, learn, read more, listen, read aloud, and follow your path. Even the likes of Walt Whitman and Lord Tennyson were condemned in their times! Many have explained poetry, only poetically, but no one can do so concretely. Here are other takes by various poets…

Continue Reading

What the Left Sometimes Forgets about Israel

The longing for a homeland is legitimate and the result of two millennia of European persecution   By Phil Hall When my mother was four, it was 1940. She was in Paris with her own mother, a German. Before my grandfather, an Austrian Jew, swept her off her feet, Granny Lisa lived in Frankfurt and […]

Continue Reading
%d bloggers like this: