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Health and Humanity

I would humbly suggest to the readership that we should, instead, start 2016 off with some ‘navel gazing... [read more]

Reactive Mismeasures: The New Yorker and the "New" Cold War Propaganda (Part 3)

This is the third part of a paragraph by paragraph commentary on a recent article posing as journalism in the March 6, 2017 issue of The New Yorker... [read more]

Fracktured Britain

By downplaying all the issues that adversely affect the environment, the politicos have been mutually assuring our own demise - and theirs!... [read more]

End of year musings

A collection of poems written by David Morgan... [read more]

War Crimes? Us???

The concept of "war crimes" is dubious. The biggest crime is starting the war in the first place... [read more]

Ain't football great

In the first LPJ sports column, Felix McHugh gives a rundown of events in the world of football... [read more]

Musings on the shortest day of 2011

One year from today is the end of the Mayan calendar, the predicted “end of history,” as the late brilliant ethnobotanist and art historian Terrence McKenna called it, says Jean Claude van Itallie.... [read more]

Women Who Fantasise About Group Sex Can Be Lawfully Raped, Says UK Court

A recent rape case at Preston Crown Court has shed light on the misogynistic logic used to determine the credibility of alleged rape victims, as Peter Tatchell explains.... [read more]

Is the New Statesman Committing Suicide?

Examining a particularly unfortunate case of appalling journalism, Nathaniel Mehr wonders whether mainstream publications are complacent or just grossly out of touch.... [read more]

Book Review: John Docker, 'The Origins of Violence'

Tom Bangay reviews John Docker's expansive literary genealogy of genocidal violence.... [read more]