Cheering for Thanatos

First published in The Hedgehog Review on 2nd June 2015 As if there weren’t enough mighty causes, age-defining campaigns, momentous movements coming to a head last week. As if the public square were not already deafened by the cacophony of acrimony, war cries, whoops...

June 2015 siiiicccckkkk playlist

The Vaccines, Dream Lover Kendrick Lamar I Mumford & Sons, Ditmas Imagine Dragons, Bet Your Life Florence & The Machine, Long & Lost Foy Vance, At Least My Heart Was Open Sufjan Stevens, There’s A World (Neil Young cover) Ike & Tina Turner, Too...

The Pope, the Jew and the vision of Blue Labour

First published by Standpoint magazine May 2015 In 2013 Lord Glasman of Stoke Newington and Stamford Hill was giving a lecture at the Vatican. He was expecting to speak to a handful of intellectuals. Hundreds of people turned up, including, in the third row, a man...

April playlist

Sufjan Stevens, No Shade in the Shadow of The Cross The New Basement Tapes, Lost on the River #20 Typhoon, Postscript Will Butler, Anna Odetta and Larry, Old Cotton Fields At Home Yo La Tengo, Pablo & Andrea Hollow Talk, Choir of Young Believers Bifrost Arts Psalm...