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School governance and neoliberal political rationality: what has democracy got to do with it?

I have been invited to give a presentation at the University of Vic-UCC, Barcelona at the end of this month as part of an international two-day seminar entitled ‘Towards a democratic-common school governance: beyond neoliberal (UK) and neoconservative (Spain) models’, due to take place 30-31 October 2014. 8 more words


Neoliberalism, Capitalism and Gender Violence

Last week I was at a conference where I was invited to give a paper. The conference, on the interactions of capitalism and music, was convened by… 1,523 more words


Will "The Usual Suspects" fund Owen Paterson's new Dummy Tank UK/2020?

a dummy tank

Two and a half years ago I wrote about the Art of Deception, and Operation Fortitude, where inflatable tanks were used to fool the Germans into thinking that D-Day would be an invasion of the Pas de Calais, not Normandy. 492 more words

Owen Paterson

'Must-Watch' TV and immaterial labor

Sure, we’ve all bought into the ‘New Golden Age of TV’ rhetoric that has come to surround the past 15 years of prestige drama, esp. on premium cable channels like HBO. 98 more words


Find the reasons in the predictable results

The US has started another aggressive military campaign in the Muslim world; airstrikes against Syria and Iraq with no defined end.

As usual, we can immediately dispense with the stated rationale for the attacks, particularly the glaringly hypocritical moral indignation; and we can know the genuine reasons by considering the predictable results. 288 more words


Army Divestment

It would be a far more useful demand of the opposition in Egypt to demand the divestment of the military from the economy than to call for an end to the regime of El-Sisi. 174 more words


Criteria for a Client State

Historically, in order for any country to be a stable US client state, it does not only have to remain obedient, it must also remain weak. 21 more words