Ha! “Most excellent”. Adding that to my CV as we speak 😀
What struck me so forcibly reading the article was this foundation of fear hiding behind–or maybe built on–religion.
Personally I see it mor […]
Very much so, so far as keeping the populace docile and complacent was concerned. “Culture industry” goes beyond that in a couple of respects, though: the first is in the standardisation of cultural […]
What I fear is that we are walking into this shameless right wing push with too few noticing.
Are you familiar with the concept of “the culture industry”, Phil? Part of my degree course a million years […]
It would have had to be incompetence on a massive scale, Laurie. And at multiple levels within the Academy too: the plans would have been checked and double-checked, and would have had to be approved at a very […]
In the seventies it was the second wave feminists and various outspoken hippies who filled that role for me. On the Atheist front, it was Richard’s book The God Delusion that left me stunned, sayi […]
I agree, Laurie. So important to change the narrative, so important to fight back. And so important that other people – young people especially – see someone taking a stand. For so long women and other dis […]
I have to say I am repeatedly hugely impressed with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Astonishing eloquence, dignity, courage, integrity and conviction. The speech she gave this week in the wake of Ted Yoho’s abuse was […]
but the puzzle is, how does RCism do it?
Having talked to quite a few lapsed Roman Catholics over the years, I’m convinced that drumming the notion of eternal hellfire into children before they’re […]