Is Vladimir Putin an Imperlialist?

Is Vladimir Putin an Imperlialist? On Wednesday 24 February 2022 Vladimir Putin order the 200,000 troops surrounding the Ukraine and in the two Russian backed separatist areas of Donestsk and Luhansk in the east, to invade Ukraine. There is no doubt that this a date that marks a turning point in European and probably global... Continue Reading →

In Praise of the Black Cultural Archives

The Black Cultural Archives and Transport for London have developed a Black History Tube Map, reimagining tube station names as notable figures from black history. It’s a fascinating and inventive resource. As a former Londerner, I can see that I used to live near Bernie Grant Centre, named after the Tottenham Labour MP and anti-racism campaigner,... Continue Reading →

Charismatic Leadership and the Far Right

For students at Northampton interested in studying fascism, this blog on charismatic leadership I wrote for Fair Observer and the Centre for the Analysis of the Radical Right may be of interest to you, Dr Paul Jackson. Horia Sima, a central figure within the interwar Romanian fascist organization the Iron Guard, once described his leader,... Continue Reading →

Count Binface: A Very British Phenomenon

What would British elections be like without candidates such as Count Binface, who is one of 20 people standing for London Mayor today? Britain has a long tradition of joke candidates contesting elections. Sometimes they have something more serious to say, other times they are seemingly motivated by the attention they draw.  Famously, in 1984,... Continue Reading →

Lockdown Recipe: Carbonara!

Ursula Watkins has sent in another recipe to help you through lockdown, this time carbonara! Here it is: So my adventures in Northern Italy exposed me to a lot of food, not least of all the local delicatessen and food market in the nearby town of Treviso. I managed to sample some lovely local foods and... Continue Reading →

Tiramisu!

In an online revision session last week on the history of Communism module, second year student Ursula Watkins let slip she had a killer recipe for Tiramisu. I persuaded her to write it up as a blog in our series on recipes to get though the Covid-19 crisis. So here it is. Paul Jackson, Senior... Continue Reading →

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