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Christopher Hitchens and the nature of rebellion

Christpher HitchensTony McKenna challenges the portrayal of the late Christopher Hitchens as an irreverent representative of enlightened secular atheism battling against the dark and archaic forces of religion.

  • Written by Tony McKenna
  • Category: Opinion

Iraq: Home for Christmas

Leaving IraqGenerals, politicians and broadcasters appear to be forgetting what a human, social and political catastrophe war in Iraq has created. Joe Glenton reminds them.

  • Written by Joe Glenton
  • Category: Opinion

Christopher Hitchens: an alternative view

Christopher Hitchens is being mourned by many in the media today. Tony Blair was singing his praises on the BBC. But the Hitchens I admired passed away many years ago, about 11 September 2001, to be exact.

  • Written by Alex Snowdon
  • Category: Opinion

Joe Glenton: Counter... erm… books?

GlentonGiven the fact that the left is heavily populated by both the literary and the opinionated, there is no shortage of reading material. Joe Glenton comments on some of his recent favourites.

Joe Glenton: the drums of war beat again

The drums of war are beating again, if they ever stopped. After an embarrassing showing in the US’s recent outings in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and the rest, can the ruling class summon up the idiocy to attack Iran?

Defending the right to protest: a movement on trial

Bryan SimpsonUnite representative and victimised student protester Bryan Simpson argues that the disgraceful sentences handed down to protesters as young as 17 are indicative not only of the state’s intention to supress dissent but also its fear of mass protest.

  • Written by Bryan Simpson
  • Category: Opinion

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