Let me start with a disclaimer: I am not a Labour member, supporter or voter. I have not voted Labour in a General Election since 1997 when Tony Blair came to power. 900 more words
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As politically inspiring as they might be, should we view William Blake and John Steinbeck as political writers?
In a recent article at Steinbeck Now, John Steinbeck’s political legacy was discussed in light of new books by Russell Brand and Naomi Klein, two advocates for social change and proponents of greater corporate and individual accountability. 1,570 more words
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At the beginning of my shift, I attended a daily budget meeting. This one was different from the previous ones I attended because it was a meeting for all sections of the newsroom, not just the students in the newsroom practicum. 721 more words
Philip Gould. Writing the Rebellion: Loyalists and the Literature of Politics in British America. Oxford University Press, 2013.
Writing the Rebellion presents a cultural history of loyalist writing in early America. There has been a spate of related works recently, but Philip Gould’s narrative offers a completely different view of the loyalist/patriot contentions than appears in any of these accounts. 228 more words
There are several issues I run into when writing about critical topics in the public domain. One of the main contentions people have with my public participation in the political/intellectual sphere is they perceive critical engagement as “negativity.” Specifically, when I share my critical articles with people close to me (which is rarely ever now), there is definitely a backlash for my behavior. 479 more words