Friday, July 26, 2013

Six of the Best 372

Ian Ridley suggests nine questions to ask would-be Liberal Democrat parliamentary candidates.

"The Archbishop of Canterbury shows more sign of thinking about how to abolish capitalism than many on the left," argues Stumbling and Mumbling.

Michael Skey, writing on the LSE's Euro Crisis in the Press blog, finds UKIP are the English Tea Party: "Notwithstanding these important caveats, recent research on both sides of the Atlantic points to some interesting similarities between the two parties, both, in terms of their supporters’ attitudes and experiences and the impact they may be having on the wider political system, as a whole. Of particular interest, here, are anxieties around generational change and the extent to which debates about entitlement are often tied to questions of (national) belonging."

Cats walk the line between familiar and strange, says David Wood on aeon.

missivesfromdoktorb tries to make sense of the lost railway lines of Preston

"One of Scotland’s more infamous and unusual ruins can be found in beautiful woodlands behind the village of Cardross and overlooking the river Clyde. St Peters Seminary is a hulking, concrete behemoth, a brutalist spaceship launched on the principles of Le Corbusier that crash-landed in an alien world of curving farmland hills when it should have docked in London’s Barbican estate." adcochrane explores a remarkable site.


asquith said...

That adcochrane article is something else... and I'd recommend that those interested in ruined buildings and general no man's lands read this:

There are many such places here in Stoke, I'd imagine they are fewer elsewhere but they are to be found almost anywhere you care to look. Which probably too few of us do.

Alex Cochrane said...

I am the writer of the St Peters Seminary ruins article (I saw on my stats your blog was referring links to it).

Many thanks for selecting it and I am glad you and at least one of your readers found it interesting!