Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Six of the Best 571

Andrew Hickey is not impressed by the Stronger In campaign.

"Orwell was far more interested, as Corbyn has been far more interested, in speaking truth to power than in holding office. His loyalty was to the movement, or at least the idea of the movement, not to MPs or the front bench, which he rarely mentioned." Robert Colls (who taught me on my Masters course many years ago) on what Jeremy Corbyn can learn from George Orwell.

David Hencke explains how Chris Grayling's attempt to sell prison expertise to regimes with appalling judicial systems like Saudi Arabia and Oman cost the taxpayer over £1m. If he were a councillor he would be surcharged.

Mad to be Normal is a film on the radical psychiatrist R.D. Laing currently in production. Caron Lindsay finds a Lib Dem connection.

Peter Bebergal is interviewed by Dangerous Minds about his new book Season of the Witch: How the Occult Saved Rock and Roll.

"“And Ukraine just wanted to be absolutely sure that the oil and the electricity rolls through." BuzzFeed remembers 19 Eurovision moments from Terry Wogan.


wolfi said...

Re Rock and the occult:
Did we discuss this here already?
The conspiracy theory that rock music was invented by MI6 and the Illuminati - crazy as ..., but fun to read!
Even the beatles ...
"Their songs were written for them and
handlers scripted their actions and words.
They demonstrate that popular culture is really mind control."

For some people 666 aka the number of the beast has an enormous fascination ...

Jonathan Calder said...

Thanks for the links, Wolfi.