A non-partisan journal of the left.

About Geoffrey Heptonstall

Based: Cambridge

Articles Written

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO ‘MY GENERATION’?

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sat 8th Apr 2017
And there are those who ask, ‘Whatever happened to the idealism of my generation?’ Anyone who remembers the Sixties/Seventies years finds themselves asking that question... [read more]

The Pawn Queen

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Wed 1st Mar 2017
Theresa May’s moral failings are evident. They are certain to lead to political failure that may take some time to become evident.... [read more]

In the meantime things are getting meaner

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Thu 26th Jan 2017
In the meantime there is a crisis of democracy. It is not a crisis in one country. The peace dividends we were promised have been squandered.... [read more]
 

Lenin Deserves To Be Rescued From His False Reputation

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sun 1st Jan 2017
2017 is going to see many revised versions of the October Revolution. Some prejudices need to be countermanded even before they are uttered. Lenin’s reputation is overshadowed by, and confused with, Stalin’s.... [read more]

A Word About Fidel

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sun 4th Dec 2016
Fidel – a revolutionary hero to some, a ruthless tyrant to others. Why, we must ask, should the question be posed in terms of such polarity?... [read more]

Alone Of All The Arts

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sun 20th Nov 2016
Writing is the hand that feeds society’s conscience and consciousness. Writing examines life, the essential process of civilized awareness, the fuel of serious social discourse... [read more]
 

The Crowning Achievement of Bob Dylan

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sat 15th Oct 2016
The mid-Seventies album Desire is for me Bob Dylan’s crowning achievement... [read more]

Fear and Loathing in the Labour Movement

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Fri 23rd Sep 2016
The gravity of feeling was embedded in his face and voice as he spoke of his fears for the future of the party he once led... [read more]

Corbyn versus the Consensus

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sat 10th Sep 2016
In any political movement there is a tension between what is desirable and what is possible... [read more]
 

If Only...

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sun 14th Aug 2016
Discontent among the uninformed tends toward unreasoned emotion. The educated dissentient is able and willing to identify the nature of a problem and articulate an indictment of the problem’s source.... [read more]

Left in Agony

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sat 2nd Jul 2016
Cameron is responsible for taking us all to the edge of the cliff... [read more]

THE SHIP THAT SAILS INTO THE STORM

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Mon 27th Jun 2016
A poem by Geoffrey Heptonstall... [read more]
 

City of Four Seasons

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Tue 24th May 2016
Geoffrey Heptonstall's poem about Istanbul... [read more]

Is Dumbing Down a Reality?

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sun 15th May 2016
As the future of public service broadcasting is uncertain, it is timely now to again ask a familiar question and to broaden the debate beyond the confines of sectional interest... [read more]

John Whittingdale's Curious Notion of Culture

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Thu 21st Apr 2016
The Minister of Culture, Media and Sport has chosen a controversial film as his favourite... [read more]
 

Because I Shall Not Be Sleeping

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sat 2nd Apr 2016
A poem by Geoffrey Heptonstall... [read more]

Thanksgiving

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Tue 5th Jan 2016
Poem written for Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Poet, Artist, Bookseller, Publisher, Activist ... [read more]

The War on Peace

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Fri 27th Nov 2015
‘When music can be heard the guns are silent.’ Old Russian saying.... [read more]
 

Election Victory

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Tue 29th Sep 2015
A poem by Geoffrey Heptonstall... [read more]

Testament For Truth

by Geoffrey Heptonstall

Sat 22nd Nov 2014
A poem by Geoffrey Heptonstall... [read more]