Serious work is going on to stop corruption and tax evasion in the EU, and it requires a Europe-wide approach. Necessary legislation is often blocked by individual governments, but ordinary citizens can make a difference. Much more needs to be done to implement protection for whistle-blowers.
When two books on the same topic hit the bookshops, there’s something happening. Franco Berardi and Srecko Horvat have both written books on poetry. Steve Latham But not really. The Italian and Croatian have produced meditations on the need for a poetic attitude to the closure of political […]
Anyone who’s listened to episodes of the BBC’s “In our time” with Jonathan Rée as one of the contributors (for example), or read articles by him (for example) in the London Review of Books, will appreciate his well-informed summaries of philosophical positions delivered in a relaxing and modulated tone. […]
In May, Lord Heseltine, a longterm senior member of the Conservative Party was suspended from the Party, because he supported the Liberal Democrats in the European Elections. Steve Latham He did this because he opposes the withdrawal of Britain from the European Union. But his comments at that […]
The difficulty when writing about a civil war – in this case the Spanish Civil War – is expressed by the narrator’s friend in “Lord of all the dead”. Sean Sheehan Whatever you write, someone will attack you for idealising the Republicans, for not denouncing their crimes, and […]