Notes From the Margins…
Posts Tagged Nick Cohen

The Strange Cult of Russell Brand Part II

  • November 11, 2014
  • by

I shouldn’t have been entirely surprised that my recent thoughts on the Russell Brand phenomenon have attracted far more comments on this site and on Facebook than my posts usually get – it’s in the nature of the Brand phenomenon that when you speak about him people sit up and listen.   I’ve written hundreds...

Nick Cohen’s Mad Mad World

  • May 05, 2014
  • by

Even by his standards, Nick Cohen’s column on Boko Haram in The Guardian on Saturday is a stunningly lazy and incoherent piece of gibberish. Pretending to care, really really care, about the 230 schoolgirls who were abducted by Boko Haram, Cohen seeks to indict ‘the left’ not only for not caring as much...

Last Flight of the Liberal Bombardiers

  • September 09, 2013
  • by

Liberal interventionism is a serious business that requires tough, decisive men who are ready for the long haul, not sissies or whimps.   No matter how many disasters unfold, no matter how many times the outcome of these interventions departs from their original predictions and expectations, such men must always ready for the next one,...

We All Hate Julian Assange

We All Hate Julian Assange

  • June 25, 2012
  • by

I have to admit a certain ambivalence towards Julian Assange.  On the one hand I admire what he and Wikileaks have done.  At least from a distance however,   he comes over as somewhat egocentric, grandiose and reckless,  with an appetite for self-promotion that has overshadowed the collective efforts of the Wikileaks team.

And even if...

Nick Cohen: anti-fascist fighter

  • January 02, 2012
  • by

I’m impressed.  Hardly has the nation had time to wake up from the New Year revelries and there is the redoubtable Nick Cohen, scourge of dictators everywhere, announcing his decision to  leave his friends and family and exchange his pen for a rifle in order go off to Syria to fight for the...

Britain Cracks Up

Britain Cracks Up

  • August 09, 2011
  • by

Prophecy is never an exact science, but  Nick Cohen’s observation in Sunday’s Observer ‘No riots in Britain. Just quiet, ever-deeper anxiety’ must go down as one of   the more spectacularly ill-timed examples of media punditry in recent years.

In the space of two days,  a chain of riots and disturbances  has spread across the country...

About Me

I’m a writer, campaigner and journalist.  My latest book is The Savage Frontier: The Pyrenees in History and the Imagination (New Press/Hurst, 2018).  The Infernal Machine is where I write on politics, history, cinema and other things that interest me.

Subscribe to Blog via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Events

  • No events
Sharing Buttons by Linksku