Josh White / 18 Jul 2022

Last Days of Neoliberalism

London 2012 Nostalgia

Take the Overground to Hackney Wick. Get off there and walk into the nearby maze of decay and graffiti. Believe it or not, this is not far from the regeneration hub of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.(...)

Josh White / 20 Jun 2022

Triumph of the Press

Carole Cadwalladr Beats Arron Banks

British media is less free than it says. Not because it’s dependent on sponsors for funding. But because UK libel law allows the rich to sue the press for criticising them.(...)

Josh White / 25 Apr 2022

Ex-Social Democrats

Today’s New Statesman

Getting off the tube at Blackfriars, you could walk through the backstreets of Fleet Street without seeing the office of the oldest progressive magazine in Britain. It’s easily done.(...)

John Foster / 10 Dec 2021

Postmodern Means Today

Everything, All the Time, Everywhere, by Stuart Jeffries

It’s a problem that won’t go away. Separating postmodernism from socialism, particularly the “cultural Marxists” of the Frankfurt School, remains extremely difficult.(...)

Josh White / 06 Sep 2021

The Media’s War

Afghanistan and the Press

Throughout the US war in Afghanistan, Western media framed the conflict in terms that suited the governments of the day.(...)

Josh White / 29 Mar 2021

The Great British Media Crisis

From Murdoch to Facebook

Once upon a time, Fleet Street was where the news was manufactured. Tens of thousands of people worked day and night to ensure the stories were written, edited and went to press on time.(...)

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