Category Archives: Platforms

The sixteen Euston Platforms are responses by signatories of the Euston Manifesto to comment generated by the document.

They are collected on these archive pages in reverse chronological order.

Platform Sixteen

Norman Geras responds to Lindsey Hilsum’s change-of-mind over Iraq in The New Statesman.

Platform Fifteen

Shalom Lappin answers the same article on the questions of globalization and equality.

Platform Fourteen

In his response to a piece in Red Pepper—online here—Norman Geras explains, yet again, that the EM is not a “pro-war” document. In the latest issue of Red Pepper, there is a critique of the Euston Manifesto by David Beetham and Pat Devine—both old friends of mine. Their article is also available online at ZNet. […]

Platform Thirteen

Eve Garrard points out that Catherine Bennett is rather more sexist than the “blogger blokes” she criticises. In her piece on bloggers in the Guardian yesterday, Catherine Bennett is struck all of a heap by the fact that men will be boys, in the blogosphere as elsewhere. She finds them coarse, even gross, and trivial […]

Platform Twelve

Norman Geras tackles an unfortunately common approach to the text, as exemplified by David Clark in the New Statesman. A recent article critical of the Euston Manifesto is worth noticing for the principle of textual interpretation it makes use of: the principle, namely, that if the item before you—here, a document—doesn’t actually say what you […]

Platform Eleven

Norman Geras deals with the common misbelief that the Euston Manifesto is a “pro-war” document.

Platform Ten

Norman Geras responds to Daniel Finkelstein’s Times article. Writing in this newspaper [three] weeks ago, Daniel Finkelstein gave the Euston Manifesto—a document calling for a progressive realignment and which I had a large part in drafting—a mixed review. “Really very good,” he said. “I agree with its sentiments; I think it well written and timely.” […]

Platform Nine-and-Three-Quarters

Norman Geras questions the modesty of Geoffrey Wheatcroft’s modest proposal.

Platform Nine

Norman Geras dissects an objection to one of the manifesto’s elaborations.

Platform Eight

Eve Garrard answers Natasha Walter’s feminist critique.