“There is a secret agreement between past generations and the present one. Our coming was expected on earth. Like every generation that preceded us, we have been endowed with a weak Messianic power, a power to which the past has a claim. That claim cannot be settled cheaply.”

— Walter…

No people ever recognize their dictator in advance. He never stands for election on the platform of dictatorship. He always represents himself as the instrument [of] the Incorporated National Will. … When our dictator turns up you can depend on it that he will be one of the boys, and…

Arcade Fire are quite bad, but also pretty good, in a way, sometimes, maybe, some people have said. Their music is a lot like their hometown of Montreal: Hard to find your way around, but friendly — a little too friendly, perhaps — and awash with a slurry of slobbering…

There has been a lot of talk about UK foreign policy and its discontents today,

In the interests of making sure we are all clear about the suspect’s record, here is an amazing two part documentary that I thought was gone from youtube but have just relocated.

It’s called The…

Tom Dove

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