Is Trump any good for America?

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Consider this part gedankenexperiment, part the mutant child; the anti-consensus. The mainstream narrative line, defined for so long by denial of his rise and prophecies of his failure, has seen Donald Trump progress from laughable irrelevance, through curious sideshow bloviating like some half-cut post-modern William Blake, into the Great Red Dragon himself. “And behold a great red dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads. And his tail drew the third part of the stars from heaven, and did cast them to the earth.” Perhaps that should read The Great Red Donald, with the heads … Continue reading

Why Jeremy Corbyn must win

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A month ago I registered as a ‘supporter’ of the Labour Party in order to vote for Jeremy Corbyn. Go on, call me a soft reformist. I shan’t blame you. However, I don’t waste time with illusions as I don’t expect to transform the party into a socialist bulwark, on the contrary, Labour has been on the road to Pasokification for a long time. Nor do I expect to defeat austerity in doing so. I hope to kick the prevailing discourse from the Left and put the fear of the risen Christ into the ghastly Blairites. It may even be … Continue reading