Thursday, January 19, 2012
Six of the Best 217
Liberal Democrat Voice wants your help in stopping the extradition of Richard O'Dwyer.
Is lack of funding really the only possible explanation for a school's weakness? asks Eaten by Missionaries. "Even the late Labour government's worst enemies would concede that it spent a lot of money on schools in the days when boom and bust had still been abolished. There hasn't been time for the effects of austerity (whether one considers it painful but necessary or ideologically driven) to filter through. So if comprehensive schools have been failing because of lack of funding, then there really is no hope."
Cicero's Songs reminds us that "the deepest instincts of the Labour Party remain collectivist and tribal.".
Writing for Youngzine, Anita Ramachandran notes that 2012 is the International Year of Cooperatives.
"It’s a wonder Dickens didn’t explode and perish long before his death in 1870, at age 58. Quite apart from the act of composing his novels, he was a whirlwind, living a life that is nearly unmatched in its vigour. He had one entire career as a magazine editor, another as an actor and manager of theatrical productions, still another as a philanthropist and social reformer. The record of his private engagements alone — dinners, outings, peregrinations with his entourage of family and friends — is exhausting to read." In the New York Times Review, Verlyn Klinkeborg hears the whirling sound of planet Dickens.
IanVisits peeks behind the hoardings at Blackfriars Station.