- September 25, 2014
With ‘reluctant warrior’ Barack Obama’s declaration of war against Islamic State, the United States has found another in a seemingly endless series of justifications for waging war in the Middle East.
In 1990/91 it was saving Kuwait. In 2003 it was weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Last year it was the chemical weapons...
- April 30, 2014
George Orwell is a writer who has had a big influence on my writing, politics, and even my choice of residence at one time. I’m currently preparing a book proposal about 1984 and the dystopian imagination. So on Saturday I took advantage of a trip to the West Country to visit his grave...