Author Archives: Vsevolod
1.The Front National (FN) is a modern fascist party. It was formed in 1972 by Jean-Marie Le Pen, who was backed by wartime fascists, including ex-SS officers and supporters of the pro-Nazi Vichy government, and a new generation of fascists, or … Continue reading
Students at Sussex University have occupied the conference centre on the top floor of Bramber House against university managers’ plans to outsource campus services. Their occupation has received national media attention in the Guardian, Independent (as well as here and … Continue reading
A teach-in, hosted by Cambridge Defend Education, with talks and discussion on historical and contemporary fascism will take place in King’s College on Sunday February 17th, between 10am and 5pm. Given the alarming rise of the Golden Dawn in Greece, … Continue reading
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Two recent letters to the Guardian have drawn attention to the damaging effects of the new tuition fees regime, as well as to the wider ramifications of the government’s neoliberal programme of ‘reform’ (read: market discipline) for Higher Education. As … Continue reading
Goethe, acutely aware of the threatening impossibility of all human relationships in emergent industrial society, sought to present tact in the Wilhelm Meister novels as the saving accommodation between alienated human beings.
Samuel Butler’s novel, Erewhon, was published in 1872. It is an antipodean travel narrative, blended with techniques of utopian estrangement. In the land of Erewhon, as Butler’s protagonist discovers, it is a crime to suffer physical illness, or misfortune, whilst … Continue reading
Today over five hundred Cambridge students and staff protested against the 2 ½ year suspension of a student. The student was suspended by a private university court – the “Court of Discipline” – after reading a poem in November 2011 … Continue reading
Today the University of Cambridge suspended a junior member of the university until the end of 2014 for his part in a protest last November against David Willetts, government minister for Universities and Science. In a hearing that lasted six … Continue reading