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Photographs of London
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Photographs of London

“Streets”, a collection of photographs from the 1950s, is testimony to a bygone age but also one of (post-war) austerity in London’s East End.   Sean Sheehan   The residents are proletarian and cash poor – it would be decades before the term ‘gentrification’ would be used to describe the […]

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 […]

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 […]