Category "January 2015"

The working class as the desperate class?

The working class as the desperate class?

Review of "Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain" by Robert Ford and Matthew Goodwin. 2014. Abingdon: Routledge. This meticulous study of UKIP’s rise provides something that until now has been lacking: an academic yet accessible [...]

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Review: The French Revolution

Review: The French Revolution

BOOK REVIEW: THE FRENCH REVOLUTION BY ERIC HAZAN (Verso 2014) Books on the French Revolution would fill a large library, and the history of histories of the Revolution is a fascinating subject in its own right. But in the end, all [...]

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Review: Leviathan

Review: Leviathan

Leviathan Directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev Russia 2014 Reviewed by Colin Piper Dmitriy lives in a dilapidated old house with his wife Lilya and son Roma. His family have lived there for 3 generations but the mayor wants the land and the [...]

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The Tree of Liberty

The Tree of Liberty

The Tree of Liberty by Robert Burns (1759 – 1796) Heard ye o' the tree o' France, I watna what's the name o't; Around the tree the patriots dance, Weel Europe kens the fame o't. It stands where ance the Bastile stood, A prison built by [...]

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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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