The Battle of Ham Run

I was raised in Norwich, a situation which results in a mixture of thwarted pride – it isn’t as backward as all that – and self-deprecating irony – as above. What then, to make of the footnote in E.P. Thompson’s seminal article ‘The Moral Economy of the English Crowd in the Eighteenth Century’? Thompson identifies […]

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The Real Conference Crisis

We are weary of manifestoes. This isn’t another rant about how pointless and depressing the General Election in the UK is: I’ll leave that to people better qualified and less disillusioned. No, this has been prompted by a piece in the New York Times which has been popping up on social media a lot recently. […]

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