It is time for almost the same new year meditations

Happy new year everybody. Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don’t allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas? – Joseph Stalin Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. […]

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The Ministry for the Future

Kim Stanley Robinson’s The Ministry for the Future was published in 2020 and is well-reviewed and has no doubt sold very well, so there is no call for a further review, which is fortunate as I do not know how to review books and so do not do so. All I can do, with absolute […]

HAPPY MAY DAY, PROLESCARYET

Happy May Day, International Workers of the World. Though cowards run and traitors sneer, we’ll keep the red flag flying here. None of which is in any way a cynical marketing exercise for which includes my story ‘Blur’, and is available at The Book Depository, evil Amazon, Gumroad, and other places I am sure. PROLESCARYET […]

Greatest dancer of the 20th Century

History should not be rushed. It is important to take time to reflect, and to have access to all relevant materials before coming to judgment. And while all views may be subject to revision (just ask Stalin), I am fairly confident of our maturity in the cultural sphere, and so believe that this is one […]

Meditations for the new year

“Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to a martial arts monastery in China and studied real hard for ten years. If my family was wiped out by Colombian drug dealers and I swore […]