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Shelley: The Continuing State of Things

Imagine discovering a new set of string quartets by the composer Beethoven. Or perhaps a large canvas by artist JMW Turner that was previously thought to be lost. 573 more words


The Founders' Temporary Republic

The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America

Drew R. McCoy, 1980

The basic premise of The Elusive Republic is that the Jeffersonian Republicans, especially James Madison but even including Benjamin Franklin, thought they could use the frontier to substitute development across space for development over time.  1,363 more words


A State Jew? – David A. Bell on Léon Blum: Prime Minister, Socialist, Zionist by Pierre Birnbaum

By Andrew Coates (at Tendance Coatesy)

Blum: a Generous Humanist Socialist, not a “State Jew”.

A State Jew. David A. Bell. Review of Léon Blum: Prime Minister, Socialist, Zionist… 2,335 more words


Has the British National Anthem become outdated and irrelevant?

On 15 September, at the Battle of Britain memorial service in London there was a minute silence when God Save the Queen was sung by everyone who attended. 474 more words

British Politics

2015 International Political Prisoners Christmas Appeal

The James Connolly Society Welfare Department will again be sending solidarity cards to political prisoners throughout the world this Christmas. Last year we sent out over 1000 cards to political prisoners in many countries including Ireland, the United States, the Basque Country, Palestine. 179 more words

James Connolly Society

A Light Shining in Putney

Long before Thomas Jefferson, or John Locke, a pack of unlettered grunts took on the big questions.

367 years ago today, the people of what was then a riverside village within a few hours ride (or convenient boat trip) from London witnessed one of the most remarkable spectacles in world history.A victorious army, a gang of squaddies if you will, had laid aside their weapons and met inside a church in order to soberly discuss issues of republican constitutional polity. 460 more words