Notes From the Margins…

‘You Are Now Entering Eurabia,’ Race & Class July 2006 vol. 48 no. 1 1-22

‘Cloaks, Daggers, and Dynamite,’ History Today, Volume 57, Issue 12, December 2007

‘The Barbarians of Fallujah,’   Race & Class July 2008 vol. 50 no. 1 21-36

‘Christopher Caldwell Dissected,’ Race & Class, vol 51.3, January 2010   Available online here

‘Slouching towards Dystopia: the New Military Futurism,’ Race & Class January 2010 vol. 51 Issue no. 3 Pages 13-32.   Available online here

‘Moral Equivalence and the ‘”Salvador option”,’ New Politics, Vol.XIII, No.1, Whole Number 49, 2010

‘Spain’s Ethnic Cleansing,’ History Today, Volume 59, Issue 2, February 2009

‘Beyond the Border,’ History Today, Volume 63, Issue 1, January 2013.   Available online here

‘The Memorandum of Fernando Nunez Muley,’ Critical Muslim 06, April-June 2013

‘General Sherman’s March to the Sea, History Today, Volume 64, Issue 11, November 2014

‘One Day Without Us: A Day to Stand up for Migrants’ Post-Brexit Precarity’, Interview with Marienna Pope-Weidemann, New Internationalist, 14 Feb 2017

‘The Moriscos Are Expelled from Spain,’  BBC World Histories,  August/September 2017




  1. Pat

    20th Nov 2012 - 9:18 am

    Hi Matt,

    I read with interest your post of the Obama turnaround – what a day that would turn out to be! Would appreciate more posts to my email address.

    All best in your endeavors,


    • Matt

      20th Nov 2012 - 9:31 am

      Thanks Patrick. I haven’t figured out how to do automatic email alerts unfortunately – my technical prowess hasn’t got that far.

      • DARCIS

        11th Mar 2013 - 11:34 am

        Hello !

        I am a sociology student and I am looking for scientific articles in English about the “fortress Europe”. I want to have conflicting information to synthesize and take a stand. Can someone help me to find appropriate articles?


        • Matt

          11th Mar 2013 - 12:16 pm

          Hi. There is a ton of stuff out there, a lot of which you can find yourself on the Internet. You could start with my book ‘Fortress Europe’, which is mentioned on my website, and will certainly give you a good indication of ‘pro’ and ‘contra’ arguments about the EU’s ‘managed migration’ policies. You could also have a look at the migreurop website ( There are numerous crucial reports and documents produced by NGOs on the human rights impact of ‘fortress europe’ eg by PICUM and the Jesuit Refugee Service.

          For a different – and more official – perspective, take a look at EU Home Officer Commissoner Cecilia Malmstrom’s speeches, available at:

          Also, you could look at the European Border Agency Frontex’s website. If you want a more academic analysis of EU migration policy, check out Oxford University’s Migration Observatory at:

          That should get you started, then follow your own trails! Good luck!

          • DARCIS

            11th Mar 2013 - 1:08 pm

            Oooh ! Thank you very much !

            I have to do this from a sociological point of view, compare experts’ ideas. Yes I saw your book, it’s a good thing.

            It’ll certainly help me, Thank you !

  2. Eric

    4th Oct 2013 - 9:19 am

    Hi, I like your blog and I’ve just bought your Fortress Europe book as I’m working on some immigration issues. It would be great if you could you put a Sign Up By Email widget in the sidebar so I can follow the blog more easily.

    • Matt

      4th Oct 2013 - 10:13 am

      Hi Eric. Glad to hear you’ve bought the book and like the blog. I will look into this ‘Sign Up’ widget, but I’m not very good at the technical aspects of the blog. For example, the RSS feed doesn’t seem to work v. well and I don’t know how to fix it. You don’t happen to know how to do these things by any chance?

      • Eric

        4th Oct 2013 - 12:41 pm

        I’m not too much more techy myself, but on my blog:
        Hover over your name in the top left to get to the widgets page. Then look for “Sign up By Email” or something similar and drag it into the sidebar on the right where you already have ‘Categories’ “Recent Post’ etc. I think that’s all you need

        • Eric

          4th Oct 2013 - 12:47 pm

          Hmm. your rss doesn’t seem to work either it’s true. I don’t really use rss and don’t have the foggiest how to sort it out. Might be something to do with the fact that – I’m guessing – this started out as a WordPress blog and then you changed the domain to ‘infernal machine’

          • Matt

            4th Oct 2013 - 3:38 pm

            I don’t think so. It worked before.

        • Matt

          4th Oct 2013 - 3:37 pm

          I’ll try that, thanks.

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