Review: Fools, Frauds and Firebrands

Review: Fools, Frauds and Firebrands

I was alerted to this book by an interview with its author carried out by Mick Hume, ‘editor-at-large’ of Spiked, the conservative libertarian website. Mick is something of a friend of Roger Scruton and remains dazzled by the great man’s [...]

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Review: Yossi

Review: Yossi

Yossi is a love story about escape from loss and loneliness. The tension in this film is carried, almost exclusively, by Dr Yossi Gutmann (Ohad Knoller), a hirsute, thick-bodied man on the verge of fatness. He is 34, single, vulnerable to [...]

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Review: Foxcatcher

Review: Foxcatcher

Directed by Bennett Miller Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman Principal actors: Steve Carell, Channing Tatum, Mark Ruffalo, and Vanessa Redgrave Foxcatcher is a thriller about the real-life relationship between the philanthropist John Eleuthère du Pont and the Schultz brothers, Mark [...]

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Haunted by Andrei Zhdanov

Haunted by Andrei Zhdanov

A month ago Western Australian Opera opted to withdraw performances of Carmen at the Opera House in Sydney because they feared that the setting of Georges Bizet’s opera in a cigarette factory might clash with the opera company’s sponsorship by [...]

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Working Class? . . . What Working Class?

Working Class? . . . What Working Class?

The bourgeoisie cannot exist without constantly revolutionizing the instruments of production, and thereby the relations of production, and with them the whole relations of society. Conservation of the old modes of production in unaltered form, was, on the contrary, the [...]

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