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Arthur Miller's The Crucible - Film and Play Review

My Witchcraft module has brought me back to re-reading one of my main A Level plays, The Crucible by Arthur Miller. Set in Salem during the infamous witch hunts of 1692,  441 more words


The 'C' Word

There is much controversy surrounding the word I’m thinking of.

You don’t hear it much out and about, but most know its meaning. It seems that it’s always used in a negative way, often as an insult, and has been known to induce attitude shock or offence (so much so that artistic expression of the concept is, in certain countries, considered so inappropriate that it’s actually illegal).  1,143 more words


Republican McCarthyism Then and Now

                         Welcome back MY Dear Shoevians to The Other Shoe. . Today I share ‘Republican Party McCarthyism – Then and Now’  about the current state of our Republican Party… 2,592 more words


Philosophy Sidetracked

In 1917 John Dewey published “The Need for a Recovery of Philosophy,” a reflection on the role of philosophy in early 20th century American life. In it Dewey expressed concern that philosophy had become “sidetracked from the main currents of contemporary life,” too much the domain of professionals and adepts. 189 more words


Rejected by the Labour Party

I’ve been a Labour voter for over 40 years and today I’ve been rejected by them as a supporter – they don’t want me to vote in the leadership election and I have no idea why. 282 more words

Justice Denied

On December 4, 2014, the oldest living victim of the McCarthy era paranoia that gripped America in the 1950s went to court to vacate her 64 year old conviction and restore her good name. 1,107 more words