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Has the Banksy Approach Run its Course?

(Or how to think of images as tools for public argument)

by Christa Olson

Recently, students in my graduate class have wondered whether “image events… 751 more words


'Margaret Thatcher: the Authorised Biography. Volume Two: Everything She Wants', Irish Times, 24 October 2015

Margaret Thatcher has been as lucky with her biographers as she was with her enemies. Her governments returned Britain to levels of unemployment it hadn’t seen since the 1930s and presumed it would never see again, yet she was able to win three elections on the trot – at a canter, even – because her opponents pursued policies and chose leaders, local and national, that rendered them effectively unelectable for more than a decade. 1,637 more words

Book Corner – December 2015 (4)

Margaret Thatcher – Volume Two – Charles Moore

This is the second volume of what is now going to be a three-volume biography of Thatcher. Rather apologetically Lord Snooty (as he was known at college) confesses that he had too much material to fit into his original concept of a two-volume opus. 619 more words


Who Should We Credit for Winning the Cold War?

I just finished the most recent Bill O’Reilly “killing” book.  This one is entitled Killing Reagan: The Violent Assault that Changed a Presidency (New York:  Henry Holt , 2015), co-authored with… 449 more words

Karl's Blog Entries

Mrs Thatcher and BBC snobbery

The second volume of Charles Moore’s biography of Margaret Thatcher carries a quote by the pro-Thatcher academic Professor John Vincent that seeks to explain why she was such an object of spluttering hatred to the liberal intelligentsia: “Mrs Thatcher is the point at which all snobberies met: intellectual snobbery, social snobbery, the snobbery of Brook’s (the London club), the snobbery about scientists among those educated in the arts, the snobbery of the metropolis about the provincial, the snobbery of the South about the North, and the snobbery of men about career women.” 288 more words



In the latest volume of Margaret Thatcher’s authorised biography, Charles Moore apparently recalls the night the Iron Lady sat next to film director Mike Nichols at a dinner in Washington … 20 more words

Notes From The Shed