Literature + Criticism

Book Review: Managing Democracy, Managing Dissent

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HUSEYIN KISHI Managing Democracy, Managing Dissent: How Liberal Democracy Limits Popular Participation Creative Commons, Feb 2013 ed. Rebecca Fisher 200pp. Corporate Watch UK are self-described as producing “information for action”. Founded in 1996 – for 16 years they have produced…

Cristina Rossetti and the Twitter Trolls

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SANJOY BANERJEE I was six years old when I first read Christina’s Rossetti’s Hurt No Living Thing, first in class, then in front of parents in the school assembly. When Mrs Griffiths told everyone how I had only stumbled on…

The Meeting of Hopes and Fears

Bad News for Refugees

SANJOY BANERJEE Book Review: Greg Philo, Emma Bryant, Pauline Donald – Bad News for Refugees Pluto Press, 224 pp With the passing of Nelson Mandela last week and the tributes that naturally flowed, we found ourselves venturing a few tentative…

Base Metals and Pure Gold

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SANJOY BANERJEE Book Review: Andrew McGettigan – The Great University Gamble: Money, Markets and the Future of Higher Education, Pluto Press (2013) Writing almost two decades ago, at the barrel-end of sixteen years of Thatcherism, Will Hutton identified in The…