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Confronting catastrophe
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Confronting catastrophe

Mao Zedong saw the opportunity of radical change when the existing social and political disorder was in a state of critical disarray: “There is great disorder under heaven; the situation is excellent”.   Sean Sheehan   Zizek goes a step further by noting that, while disorder under heaven is once […]

Bewildered and British
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Bewildered and British

The back cover of Mahtab Hussain’s “You get me?” is a condensed anthology of headlines from some of Britain’s most awful newspapers.   Sean sheehan   This is just four of them:  “Muslim thugs aged Just 12 in knife attack on Brit schoolboy” (Daily Star, 2010), “Muslims tell us how […]

Helga Paris
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Helga Paris

This is how Helga Paris, a photographer in the German Democratic Republic (GDR), came to take the photographs in “Women at work”.   Sean Sheehan   “Whenever I was at the shopping centre, I looked at people, watched them closely, imagined how they come home tired from work, before they […]