In which I write the piece on thinktanks Dsquared promised – Alex Harrowell offers an interesting perspective on where think tanks fit into the political and economic ecosystem.
Most Citizens of the Star Wars Galaxy are Probably Totally Illiterate – Very interesting theory and the wider point about literacy in other fictional universes is worth noting.
The Utopia of “Everyman” Toryism – A Very Public Sociologist on how Toryism has destroyed its own base.
Fool me once… – “The pattern is clear. Conservatives get the Liberal Democrats to sign up to something unpalatable and in return promise to deliver something favoured by the Liberal Democrats at a later date. The Liberal Democrats in Government dutifully act as lobby fodder for the Conservative agenda on welfare reform, NHS reform, whatever, whatever – frequently going against the wishes of their own party membership. Then when the time comes to reciprocate the Tories welch on the deal.”
‘Slut dropping’ and ‘Pimps and Hoes’ – the sexual politics of freshers’ week – Things have changed a lot since I was at university, and not in a good way.
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