The Old Lie

The Old Lie

Tomorrow I will be wearing these medals given to my Grandfather, Thomas Goodman. They only came to light a few years ago. I wear them for his memory, but not to support the Imperial folly that was the 1914-18 murder. The memory invoked by the black and white imagery...
Insecure ‘Overachievers’

Insecure ‘Overachievers’

Insecure ‘Overachievers’ (Photo by rawpixel on Unsplash) This is Capitalism podcast. 4th October 2018. BBC. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06my356 “Highlighting the epidemic of exceptionally capable professionals driven by a profound belief in their own inadequacy....
Why “I am literally a communist you idiot”

Why “I am literally a communist you idiot”

  Why “I am literally a communist, you idiot.”* What is a communist? The Danger of Fascism. Technology. ‘Unpalatable Truths’ Private Property and Bourgeois Property. There must be an alternative…. To be a communist… Appendix 1 Class. Appendix 2 Marx and Philosophy –...
‘Europe is dying’ is a fascist trope

‘Europe is dying’ is a fascist trope

Douglas Murray in ‘The Suicide of Europe’ argues that European civilisation based on Greek philosophy, the Judeo-Christian tradition and of the Enlightenment is ‘staring into the abyss’ and is doing so because of its own actions, why?   Mass Migration from Africa and...
The warping of the moral order

The warping of the moral order

Photo by Ye Jinghan on Unsplash We might expect dictatorships and countries with poor human rights records to flout human rights conventions, but we hold ourselves in the UK and the United States to higher standards due to claims about moral superiority and as...
What can we do?

What can we do?

Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash Sustainability – what can we in health services do?     This appears to be a common question, perhaps indicating that the debate has moved on from questioning the scientific basis for both climate change and the data around...
Cola: Imagine Why

Cola: Imagine Why

Photo by Amos Bar-Zeev on Unsplash   “It is the political task of the social scientist — as of any liberal educator — continually to translate personal troubles into public issues, and public issues into the terms of their human meaning for a variety of individuals”....