Notes from the Library

Sun, 20 Jul 2014

Future historians, pondering changes in British society from the 1980s onwards, will struggle to account for the following curious fact. Although British business enterprises have an extremely mixed record (frequently posting gigantic losses, mostly failing to match overseas competitors, scarcely benefiting the weaker groups in society), and although such arm’s length public institutions as museums and galleries, the BBC and the universities have by and large a very good record (universally acknowledged creativity, streets ahead of most of their international peers, positive forces for human development and social cohesion), nonetheless over the past three decades politicians have repeatedly attempted to force the second set of institutions to change so that they more closely resemble the first. —Stefan Collini


Sun, 13 Jul 2014

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (The Real Reason For The Forty-Hour Workweek) | Films for Action

Tue, 03 Jun 2014

America dumbs down: a rising tide of anti-intellectual thinking

I really want to know how much this is also true in Britain. It's hard to judge when I'm rarely around people who haven't been educated at good universiites.

Tue, 18 Feb 2014

In the Name of Love by Miya Tokumitsu

Sat, 01 Feb 2014

George Monbiot's career advice

Makes me want to become a journalist.

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