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Yes, we probably need to better define “neoliberalism”

01/09/2016

Well. Twitter seems to be in a bit of a state. That’s not new. But this week’s debate is over whether neoliberalism is really a thing. Related Posts#PostConsensusBritain (12 Sep 2016) Agenda (2 Sep 2016) Bias (27 Aug 2016) Anti-vaccination and Corbyn: a discussion (22 Jul 2016) 2012 – The London Paralympics (21 Sep 2015)

2005 – Hurricane Katrina

03/08/2015

29 August 2005 – New Orleans It’s been ten years since Katrina tore through the South East of the United States, causing thousands to lose their lives and billions of dollars worth of damage. The impact on people’s lives is being felt to this day. Natural disasters such as this are, for obvious reasons, highly Read More

1994 – The Rwandan Genocide

18/05/2015

6 April 1994 – Kigali When a aeroplane carrying the President was shot down over Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, the government responded in brutal fashion. The ruling classes, dominated by an ethnic group called the Hutu, began systematically raping and murdering Tutsis. The massacre, which lasted around three months, was part of a bloody civil war. Read More

1993 – Maastricht and NAFTA

11/05/2015

1 November 1993 – Europe; 8 December 1993 – Washington D.C. 1993 saw the ratification of the Maastricht Treaty in Europe, and the formation of the European Union (EU). Over the pond, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signalled greater economic cooperation between the United States, Canada and Mexico. These agreements, naturally, did not Read More

1992 – The Premier League

04/05/2015

15 August 1992 – London, Ipswich, Liverpool, Southampton, Coventry, Leeds and Sheffield The sport of Association Football was invented in 1992 when the Premier League first kicked off at 3pm, 15 August 1992 in nine grounds around England. It developed out of primitive proto-football games played in local parks, the British Colonies and, for 104 Read More

1989 – The Fall of the Berlin Wall

13/04/2015

9 November 1989 – Berlin Mauerfall1 is one of two iconic events in my lifetime that might be said to mark the “end” of the twentieth century world.2 I would say it was the most important. The world before 1989 was a different place. That sounds trite, but it’s true. I’m too young to remember Read More

1985 – WrestleMania

16/03/2015

31 March 1985 – New York City This was the moment that the modern version of professional wrestling – cartoon characters, big venues, loud music, pyrotechnics and Spandex went global. Or, at least, Vincent McMahon Jr’s version of it. But despite a relative decline in popularity over recent years, the idea of “predetermined” or “choreographed” Read More

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