Sunday, March 01, 2015

Six of the Best 496

"Nemtsov spoke for the Western Russia, as opposed to the Scythian one of Stalin and Putin. He believed in rule of law and rule of the people and he held in contempt those who have subverted and stolen Russia for their own personal greed." Cicero's Songs on the murder of Boris Nemtsov.

Nick Barlow is rightly unconvinced when told he should "shut up and deliver leaflets".

"I wonder what in 100 years from now it will be, London. The city that privatised itself to death. Abandoned to nature, maybe, the whole place a massive, feral version of that mimsy garden bridge over the Thames currently being planned by the giggling classes. Poor London, the ancient and forgotten metropolis, crumbling slowly into an enchanted urban forest." Great stuff from Ian Martin.

More signposts to our dystopian future can be found in a book review by John Lanchester. It seems the robots are coming.

Black and blue? Gold and white? Kevin Loria shows our perception of colour has a long, culturally determined, history.

Richard Micallef salutes Peter Osgood, the King of Stamford Bridge, who died on this day in 2006.

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