“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
Author Archives: Damian Counsell
TODAY’S POLITICAL scene is not a friendly place for people who don’t see the world in stark black-and-white categories — people who, for instance, strongly condemn human rights abuses toward detained terror suspects in United States custody, but just as strongly reject the mentality that views the United States as the chief perpetrator of human rights abuses […]
[Spanish language article from Mexican national daily newspaper] El fin se ha empezado a oír la voz de gente de la izquierda política -es decir que está en favor de la igualdad, la democracia, y el respeto a los derechos humanos- intentando combatir la enfermedad que aqueja a grandes sectores internacionales de quienes se definen también […]
Have you heard the latest out of England? A commitment to the institutions of democracy. No excuses or apologies for tyranny. A two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. An affirmation that the United States is a great country and nation. These notions may seem common sense, bordering on banal. Yet they have caused quite the ruckus […]
For many decades, and more noticeably in the aftermath of 9/11 and the launching of the “war on terror,” there has been a vacuum on the political spectrum. It has been harder for the so-called democratic or non-communist left, (or American Democrats in the Kennedy, Humphrey and Johnson tradition) to find an intellectual and political home.
I am a retired civil servant who endured the dogmatic approach of the Thatcher Government to the privatisation of the public services, and who has observed at first hand the consequences of the failing of the Labour Government to understand the reasons for its failure.
James Purnell caricatures choice sceptics as being traditionalists who are fundamentally opposed to choice in the context of public services. In reality, hardly anyone holds such an extreme position.
Talk politics with founder signatories of the Euston Manifesto: 27Sep06, Manchester. Join us for a drink and a chat at Beluga, 2 Mount Street, Manchester on Wednesday 27 September from 7:00pm onwards. In the bar will be Nick Cohen, Gisela Stuart, Greg Pope, Lord Soley, Norman Geras, Eve Garrard, Alan Johnson, and Jane Ashworth.
If you were not able to attend the Euston Manifesto Group’s meeting with author Paul Berman, you can now download and listen to his talk thanks to our friends at Little Atoms.
Euston Manifesto signatories Eric Lee — ”The Left should be supporting Israel in this war“ — and Shalom Lappin — ”Israel’s Strategic Quandaries in Lebanon” debate the current fighting in the Lebanon. Once again events in the Middle East present a test and a challenge to those involved in progressive politics. The predictable response from most of the Left in many ways […]
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