No Country for this Old Man

I sometimes wonder if I’m living in the right country. I wake up, and it seems that as soon as I connect to the ‘world’ via any media – be that radio, TV, or even Twitter and Facebook – I am confronted by some pretty uncomfortable and...

God, Harry and St George. Part 5

This is last, part 5, of a 5 part series. George Lakoff’s ‘Strict Father‘ In ‘Don’t think of an Elephant‘ and ‘The Political Mind’, Lakoff attempts to describe the link between our values, what they are based in, and our political views. To do that...

God, Harry and St George. Part 4

This is part 4 of a 5 part series Umberto Eco – Ur–Fascism Josh Jones writes: “While Eco is firm in claiming “There was only one Nazism,” he says, “the fascist game can be played in many forms, and the name of the game does not change.” Eco reduces the...

God, Harry and St George. part 3

This is part 3 of a 5 part series Theodore Adorno – The Authoritarian Personality The following is a series of questions from Adorno’s Authoritarian personality test, you can take it here : https://www.anesi.com/fscale.htm. There are limitations with tests of this...
God, Harry and St George. Part 2

God, Harry and St George. Part 2

This is part 2 of a 5 part series Orwell on Nationalism The far-right are increasing their reach and winning the hearts and minds of ay people across the globe. John Feffer provides a neat outline of why and what we might say in opposition to it. His key message is...