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Is the Ethiopian Village of Awra Amba Really a Utopia?

My Ethiopian guide had mentioned a possible visit to the village of Awra Amba.  I had never heard of the place, so I looked it up on the Internet.   1,105 more words


Communism should be as demonised as Nazism (rightly) is

In the process of writing my previous post I went on several digressions. I decided to edit out the parts where I trailed too far away from the central point, which was to comment on the… 1,048 more words


The Communist gulags should be burnt into the world's conscience

I urge you find three spare hours in your busy life to watch the harrowing BBC documentary Gulag. It aired in 1999 and marked the first time on British television that the breathtaking scale of the Soviet Union’s crimes against humanity was revealed in all its horror. 761 more words


We all need a healthy dose of scepticism

Scepticism is an attitude and a philosophy that should be a central principle for every thinking human being. In reality most people are astonishingly incurious, close minded and happy to adopt a comforting policy of intellectual protectionism. 555 more words


Reactionaries Know: Political "Progress" is a Myth

“Reactionaries know political ‘progress’ is a myth: technological advances hide societal decay. ” (Thomas Carlyle Club for Young Reactionaries; Radish Magazine)

“Various forces have attempted to set up a defense against the disorder of our age. 104 more words

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Utopias without Wheelchairs

One of the “litmus tests” that I have found myself using more and more often, is asking myself whether a specific person’s utopia would have easy access to wheelchairs for those who require them. 390 more words


The Net: The Unabomber, LSD and the Internet

“The Net explores the complex back-story of Ted Kaczynski, dubbed by the CIA as the “Unabomber”. An inquiry into the rationale of this notable figure situates him within a late 20th Century web of technology – a system that he grew to oppose. 120 more words