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Memories of my grandma
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Memories of my grandma

My grandma was the condensation of the zeitgeist in personal form. Certainly, in Lancashire, the cotton industry was concretised physically through the textile factories dominating the Irwell valley.   Steve Latham   The chimneys of Blake’s ‘dark satanic mills’, Lowry’s grey-brown townscapes peopled with ‘match men and matchstick cats and […]

The left’s post-pandemic challenge
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The left’s post-pandemic challenge

In critical situations similar to the current one, there have always been at least three alternatives. Radical system change (revolution), extreme hardening of capitalism (barbarity), or reform of the social order (capital-labour pact). Fascism now is essentially the same as fascism then, although its outward forms are numerous and extremely diverse.