Karl Marx

The Communist Manifesto: A Masterclass in Political Propaganda

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 22.10.2014 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

Nonetheless, if you haven't read The Communist Manifesto and you're feeling a little bit rebellious, get yourself a Horlicks, snuggle up in your factory-manufactured duvet and enjoy this masterclass in revolutionary propaganda.

Luddite at the End of the Tunnel?

Pippa Bartolotti | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Politics
Pippa Bartolotti

The welfare budget alone costs the country £275billion every year and is rising. The costs of bureaucracy, fraud and social welfare would be on top of that. The time is upon us when we must think again about the value of work and the needs of the human. The Citizens Income marks out the way to a more hopeful, equitable and positive future.

The Psychological Benefits of Being an Atheist

Tony Sobrado | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK
Tony Sobrado

When it comes to the atheistic worldview, logic, rationality, empirical demonstration or just simple philosophical argumentation, being an atheist provides very little cognitive dissonance in comparison to theism.

You Might Not See It, But It Still Exists

Josh Simons | Posted 28.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Josh Simons

It is an uncomfortable but perhaps unavoidable fact that modern slaves do not have much of a voice... modern slavery no longer always involves whips, chains, sweat and black skin. But we lack an accurate image through which we can portray the lives of around 21 million modern slaves.

Great Essays on Socialism: George Orwell - The Lion and the Unicorn

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Politics
Ioan Marc Jones

During his Etonian days, long before the publication of his 1941 essay, The Lion and the Unicorn: Socialism and the English Genius, George Orwell claims to have developed particular socialistic tendencies...

Hanif Kureishi and the Philosophers' Stone

Catriona Luke | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Catriona Luke

Kureishi's novel The Last Word shows that if you run the vernacular flotsam and jetsam of human experience on top of a structure of abstract philosophical thought, you may still effect change in society, by literary means.

Battling for Benefit

Sheila Lawlor | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Politics
Sheila Lawlor

As voters grit their teeth and reluctantly recognise that Britain's unsustainable deficit and public spending must be cut, there is no desire to open a new spending front to facilitate a new internationalism. Our own politicians, whatever their party, have begun to understand what Mr Andor and his colleagues refuse to do: he should therefore expect the same fate as his alma mater and the system that sustained it.

And The Rich Get Richer.....

Dr Steve McCabe | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK
Dr Steve McCabe

If you are a middle-aged home owner in, for example, London, and you are in a decent job with security then perhaps you will have reason to be cheerful. As the pop tune now more associated with a certain particle physicist suggests, 'things [probably] can only get better.

On Space, Power and Graffiti in Your Underpants

Luke Massey | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Luke Massey

In some ways it's not surprising that the ideas and concepts of thinkers eclipse the people themselves, but to overlook the very human grounding of these notions is to enshrine a vision of ideas as somehow supra-human.

Perhaps Francis Fukuyama Was Correct About Capitalism in 1989

Carl Packman | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK Politics
Carl Packman

Capitalism has won. Socialism is dead.

...Then as Farce

Gregory Dash | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Politics
Gregory Dash

"Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, t...

Simon Heffer: The West Is Losing Its Grip

Notting Hill Editions | Posted 04.04.2012 | UK Politics
Notting Hill Editions

The first step in the defence of democracy must be to recognise that the desire of others to assert their power, for their reasons, is as pervasive as our own. If we use our liberties to allow our own value system to be undermined, then we shall lose them.