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Yes, we probably need to better define “neoliberalism”
Yes, we probably need to better define “neoliberalism”

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

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1999 – The Columbine High School Massacre

20 April 1999 – Columbine Last week, it was fortunate coincidence that I had planned to write about Google the weekend after getting back from

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Neoliberalism
Neoliberalism

Contracts between the state (or its agents) and individual citizens who are dependent on, and required to consume, these services do not much resemble the

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Dominic Sandbrook and questionable history – the sixties and the Daily Mail

Reading the Daily Mail can, obviously, be bad for one’s health. But recently I was directed to a piece by a Conservative-supporting Facebook friend of

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One Nation Under Dog
One Nation Under Dog

Labour leader Ed Miliband has declared that his party stands for One Nation Britain.1 Cue talk about the history of One Nationism2 and a return

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A “Liberal” Is Someone Who…
A “Liberal” Is Someone Who…

This should probably be a glossary post, but this is an interesting word that changes its meaning with gay abandon. Depending on the context, it

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Looking Through Ian Gilmour’s Eyes
Looking Through Ian Gilmour’s Eyes

Trying to enhance individual freedom and responsibility by constricting government intervention is in itself wholly defensible. But the rigid application of dogma with scant regard

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