Histories of a Revolution

On the eve of the anniversary of the centenary of the Russian Revolution, the history of that revolution and the development of the Soviet Union remain crucial flashpoints in our ideological battle. To understand the significance of this battle, we must not only revisit and retell our history, we must also ask how that history … Read more

Our Republic is the People’s Republic: Ireland’s second revolution

FT, Corcaigh As centenaries peeter out around us in a stagnant politics beset by reactionary forces, we are faced with the burden of two unrealised legacies. Both bear an identical promise which has been obscured beneath the weight of decades of historical revisionism and the murk of societies which have been constructed in the interests … Read more

Red Bloc in Manchester

Sunday afternoon in Manchester, October 2017, the sky an eternal slate of grey, the streets a sea of glorious scarlet red. Inexplicably, the Tories had decided to hold their annual conference in a city which greeted their arrival with the draping of hang the Tories banner from a bridge over the river Irwell. Their previous … Read more