Thursday, January 01, 2015

Six of the Best 484

George Watson and The Unservile State deserve to be more than a footnote in history, argues Peter Sloman.

Did The Times make Oswald Mosley its Man of the Year in 1934? No, explains Mark Pack. "It feels like Twitter is rather like Wikipedia as of a few years ago. Often a source of useful information but its information has to be treated with care before being trusted."

Andy Boddington on his year as a rookie Shropshire councillor: "Ludlow will thrive if we accept we have to do more for ourselves. We must rely less on the unreliable administration in Shirehall. That means raising our own project funds and running our own schemes. We do a lot of this already. But we need to step up a gear."

"Russia spies on the West because it fears democracy and the rule of law, and sees a chance to subvert them." Ed Lucas on a new era of Russian spying.

Oliver Brown discovers the dark side of football transfers.

Oliver Hall introduces us to Robyn Hitchcock's memories of Brian Eno's 1969 art school 'happenings': "'Er, would you call this kind of thing music, as such?' asked the teacher. Eno explained why it was naive to even ask that question."

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