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Societal entropy
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Societal entropy

We are in the midst of longterm, historical, change. For example, while family structures have varied throughout history, the family today is in terminal decline.   Steve Latham   Visitors from abroad to Britain, frequently comment on our distant family relationships, when compared to their home country. Their own migration […]

Žiżek the intellectual activist
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Žiżek the intellectual activist

Žiżek is the world’s most exciting living philosopher and he is also a tremendously invigorating intellectual activist. His latest textual intervention into current issues and events is “The courage of helplessness”, subtitled “Chronicles of a year of acting dangerously”. The year in question is 2016.   Sean Sheehan   The […]

The man of the flame
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The man of the flame

Who will have a photo of him? There is the one of the iconic guerilla hero taken in Havana by Korda, with a fortunate shot of his camera. But who made a portrait of Oscar Gil? Or who wrote about his short life? Because when they killed him he hadn’t […]

Russian revolution
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Russian revolution

The Russian revolution does not belong in the dustbin of history, although many would like to see it there.   Sean Sheehan   October 1917 was a transformative moment in human history, a time when the dispossessed rose in revolt against their government and everything their rulers stood for. The […]