Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Politics of not Leaving Martin Amis Alone

This article neither deeply respects nor violently chastises Martin Amis. As a result, it is going to look pretty unusual on the internet today. Very recently Martin Amis criticized Jeremy Corbyn and he is neither the first not the latest (since this was a whole day ago) to do so. Generally speaking, it’s good to […]

The Campaign for Nuclear War and the Unknown Known

As Slavoj Žižek explains: ‘in March 2003, Donald Rumsfeld’ – a man whose finger was never too far from the button – ‘engaged in a little amateur philosophizing about the relationship between the known and the unknown: “There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is […]

Oh, the Precarity! A Worker’s-Eye View

You finally find a job through an employment agency who seem halfway worthwhile, not like the others who you’re convinced advertise fake jobs in their windows to get the punter through the door, and then say: ‘sorry, that opportunity’s just gone’ or is ‘fully subscribed for interviews now’, and offer you something far inferior, if […]