Category "History"

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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The far right in Ukraine

The far right in Ukraine

The presence of the far right in Ukraine has become a hot topic of discussion in wake of the Maidan movement of late 2013, and the subsequent conflicts over Eastern regions of the Crimea and the Donbass. In Issue 3, [...]

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Review: The Last Days of Troy

Review: The Last Days of Troy

The Last Days of Troy is a reinterpretation of the siege of Troy, showing us the horrors of war during the centenary of WWI. While Homer’s  Iliad is a poetic recitation of the story of the siege, encapsulating the drama [...]

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Totentanz – the dance of death

Totentanz – the dance of death

The First World War unleashed a torrent of artistic responses, not only agitational in nature or designed to combat official propaganda, but moreover a symptom of young minds desperately trying to confront the brutalities of their new century. The influence [...]

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Keynes or Marx?

Keynes or Marx?

Michael Roberts takes sides in the debate between Keynes and Marx. The purpose of this article is to consider the contributions that John Maynard Keynes and Karl Marx can make to our understanding of the nature of the capitalist system and [...]

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