Entries by John Wight from 08/2011

Riots And Condemnation Without Context

| Posted 08.12.2011 | UK Politics

Indeed, what we have seen being played out these past few nights is stark evidence, as if any more were needed, that we are living in two Britains.

China's Role In Managing US Economic Decline

| Posted 08.12.2011 | UK

China's role in managing US economic decline will grow ever more important if the current trajectory of US politics continues.

Now for the Backlash

| Posted 08.15.2011 | UK Politics

Perhaps the most telling conclusion to be drawn from both the riots and the government's reaction to them is that the playing fields of Eton are the last place where an understanding of society and the impact of inequality, poverty and the social exclusion that inevitably results can be reached.

What Next For Libya?

| Posted 08.22.2011 | UK Politics

With the Gaddafi regime now consigned to the dustbin of history, and amid the triumphalism that is already starting to emanate from Washington, Paris and London over the fact, it is worth reminding ourselves that regime change was the objective from the very start of this sordid business

The X Factor

| Posted 08.30.2011 | UK Entertainment

Greek philosopher and tragedian, Aristotle, devised six elements of drama which have guided the work of playwrights and dramatists for over 2,000 year...