From the daily archives:

Monday, March 4, 2013

#635: 1985, The Pogues, Sally MacLennane

March 4, 2013

Charlie East-West’s post earlier today about Nigel Farage and the subsequent comments about politicians we might want to share a beer with made me think of what we might want on the jukebox at the same time. And then I remembered that this great drinking song had, strangely, yet to feature on Songs to Learn […]

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Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents

March 4, 2013

The most famous passage within Edmund Burke’s “Thoughts on the Cause of the Present Discontents” was “All that it takes for evil to win is for good people to do nothing. And nothing is what you’re doing if you ignore politics.” These enlightened words feel particularly relevant today. Politics is stuck in a rut. People […]

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Is it possible to like right-wing people?

March 4, 2013

I posted the following status update on Facebook yesterday: “People I want to hate but secretly think they would be a bit of a laugh down the pub:- Case Study 1. Nigel Farage.” I naively throught that people would agree with me. I was wrong. Instead, I opened up Pandora’s box. What followed was a […]

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