Rebuilding Communities From the Ashes – Part 1

There have been a growing number of books on the market in recent years which touch on the themes of community and place. Some of these books have sold extraordinarily well. Just to give a couple of examples, J D Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy and James Rebanks’s The Shepherd’s Life have both sold in their millions and reached the top of bestseller lists. Both books are said to be unlikely hits. But is it so extraordinary that these sorts of books […]

Blood in the Water or Blood on the Streets? The Reckless Revolutionary Sentiments of Owen Jones

What do you call a man who writes the following: “There’s blood in the water, and the anti-Trump opposition should be in a hunting mood. Michael Flynn, the US national security adviser, is the first major scalp of Donald Trump’s administration, and so soon. This regime is weak. A president who lost the popular vote by nearly three million votes, who has increasingly catastrophic personal ratings, is now embroiled in a major scandal. An opposition that has mobilised the biggest protests in US […]