By creating an image of absolute Evil, numerous groups have been able to define themselves as only and ever Good – an idea has been used to justify great evil itself.
For all its militant-sounding rhetoric of occupation, Occupy Wall Street is unlikely to create revolutions – it is instead a utopian experiment at re-imagining the foundations of the democratic process. But America’s political classes would do well to listen to the grievances of those involved with Occupy Wall Street.
How do we read, and write, in the wake of the author’s literal death?
Riots are what happens when people despair, when there appears to be few options in the present and none in the future, and no way to fix the situation.
Amy Winehouse was born into a musical environment in which the dead-end kitsch of celebrity tabloid “journalism” and reality television were the truly dominant artforms of the age. It is that disenchanted world, in many ways, which was the subject of her art.
What would change if we regarded News International as a de-facto criminal conspiracy? James Murdoch’s “I can’t speak to that” sounds less like the confusion of an incompetent manager than the intentional unknowing of a Tony Soprano, insulated from street level crime.
Canadian electropop group the Junior Boys have released a string of consistently great albums, and new record It’s All True is not exception.
Australians have long considered egalitarianism one of our defining traits, with each one of us given the right to “a fair go.” Gay and lesbians should be no exception.
In Athens, perhaps they are all stray dogs now. What Would Loukanikos Do?
Dancing Theology in Fetish Boots is an intriguing collection of mismatched elements that sheds new light on sexuality, gender and race in religious locations.