Author Archives: Damian Counsell

Norman Geras 1943–2013

Norman Geras, the main author of the Euston Manifesto died in Cambridge, England on 18th October 2013. A Website archiving tributes to Norm and his blogging is at normfest.org. New additions to this archive are posted by the Twitter feed @normfest. A meeting was held in his honour in London on 27th November 2013, at which […]

On the killing of Osama Bin Laden

Norman Geras summarizes some opinion on the legality and morality of the action. At conservative blog Ricochet.com, Claire Berlinski lists some of Bin Laden’s victims. On Slate, Christopher Hitchens treats the opinionating of Noam Chomsky on the matter with the contempt it deserves. At the Website of he New Republic tries to put the event in historical perspective.

Halliday on the LSE and Gaddafi

At least one prominent figure involved in the London School of Economics’ discomfort over that institution’s connections with Libya has claimed that critics are operating with the luxury of hindsight. In 2009, Fred Halliday wrote a memorandum to the Council of the London School of Economics, warning it not to accept a grant from the […]

more Tunisia coverage: Hartley, Hitchens, BBC, Channel 4

Eustonite blogger Mick Hartley takes issue with at least one aspect of the article by Michael Koplow that I linked to previously, as well as linking to Christopher Hitchens’ 2007 and 2011 commentaries on the political situation in Tunisia. Both the BBC and Channel 4 ask “the domino question”.

Workin’ It interview available as download

Jackie Guerra’s Workin’ It radio interview with Abdullah Muhsin and Alan Johnson, authors of Hadi Never Died: Hadi Saleh and the Iraqi Unions (TUC, 2006) is now available to listen or download.

“Workin’ It” interviews authors of history of Iraqi trade unions

Workin’ It is a weekly radio show focusing on working life in America, hosted by comedienne and author Jackie Guerra. Tomorrow, 06Jan07, the show will feature Abdullah Muhsin and Alan Johnson, authors of a new book on the history of Iraqi unions and the 2005 assassination of one of its leaders. There’s more info at […]

International Herald Tribune: A Manifesto From the Left Too Sensible to Ignore

“Among hyperventilating left-liberals, hatred of Bush is so intense that rational argument usually goes out the window. The result is a mindless cacophony.” The full text of this article is only available to subscribers at the New York Times site where it first appeared, but there’s more detail at Jeff Weintraub’s blog

IAB January Seminar

Ofir Frankel invites Euston Manifesto supporters to the International Advisory Board for Academic Freedom’s (IAB) January seminar at 16:00 local time on Tuesday 16 January 2006 at the Shimshon and Chana Feldman Congress Hall (building 301), Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan. The speaker will be Yale University’s Prof. Charles Asher Small, the title: Processes of Globalization: Impact […]

Charles Cochrane replies to the PM on Public Sector Reform

There is no serious difference between the current Labour public sector reform agenda and that of the Conservatives argues Charles Cochrane, Head of the Protect Public Services Unit of the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS).

Slate: How to give away a million dollars

“If I had a million dollars, which I don’t, I would give it to a little cluster of political and intellectual projects in Britain whose purpose is to renovate the liberal left with new ideas,” writes Paul Berman in Slate Magazine link to full text of article