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Jane Griffiths
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Steven Pinker, 'The Language Instinct'
My Goodreads review: Comrades, this book made me a Chomskyite. No, no, no, not politically, OBVS, but linguistically. I read Chomsky many years ago, and wasn't quite convinced, somewhat under the influence of eg George Steiner. New readers start here: Choms...
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woman for the West
Reading West will need to select a Labour candidate soon. It will have to be a woman, to the chagrin of the Central Committee. In recent years there have been apparently good and able female Labour parliamentary candidates in that constituency, but they hav...
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My 2017
January
came in on the beach on Rabbit Island (so called for its shape not its animal
population) on the Gulf of Thailand, a short boat ride from the southern coast
at Kep, where Cambodian families go at holiday times to dance in the water,
fully clothed. W...
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Stanley Karnow, 'Vietnam, A History'
Here is my review of this commanding history of Viet passim ) of an account of the Vietnam War by the historian Michael Lind, dubbed a neocon by his detractors, but who, like me, may wear that label as a badge of pride. Karnow is not described as any kind o...
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Michael Lind, 'Vietnam, The Necessary War': A Neocon Writes
This is a very interesting historical analysis of the Vietnam war from what might be called a neocon perspective - if you think not opposing all America's wars because they are America's makes you a neocon. To Lind the US adventures in Vietnam were not, or ...
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ah yes, I remember it well
sqwawkbox (never quite sure how to spell that thing) has been banging on about deselection of Labour MPs for being insufficiently loyal to JC. Some of this will of course happen. First they will come for the Jews and for the women, preferably both at once. ...
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Donald Ray Pollock, 'The Heavenly Table'
Southern American hillbilly outlaw gothic. What's not to like? Some, actually. Too much fecal matter for my squeamish soul. And the death of Pearl's wife will stay with me for - well, too long. Set in 1917, but could have been set 50 years earlier or even 5...
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Who is being undermined here?
On Thursday the Reading East constituency was retaken for Labour after being represented for 12 years by Rob Wilson in the Conservative interest. I was quick to congratulate Matt Rodda, the new Labour MP for Reading East, as I am the only person in the worl...
Who is being undermined here?
Who is being undermined here?
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Open letter to Matt Rodda, Labour MP for Reading East
Open Letter to Matt Rodda, elected Labour MP for Reading East on 8 th June 2017    Dear Matt We don’t really know each other at all, but I wanted to write and say how delighted I am that you have been elected to represent Reading East for Labour. Until your...
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