Posts tagged "riots"
London: The Modern Babylon - review

London: The Modern Babylon – review

‘Which is the greatest city in Europe?’ ‘Without doubt the capital of my country, London’ ‘What a city! Why ‘tis Babylon! How rich the most honoured man must be there!… And Paris; who is the richest man in Paris? ‘The brother, I believe, of the richest man in London’ Benjamin...
False Consciousness Redux

False Consciousness Redux

False Consciousness is Still Endemic in Modern Western Society (Chewing at the Bit) ‘In complex societies, the power of organisations to construct social codes is considerable but not overwhelming. The definition of the self and the biological and motivational structures of human action become targets for intervention. The generation of...
London Riots: Considering our response

London Riots: Considering our response

All across London, the last few days have been dominated by a particular kind of conversation. Stuck at Victoria station on Monday night, where crowds massed as service operators struggled to cope with station closures along suburban lines, a man in a suit looked up from his phone and told...