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History, music, cooking, travel, books, theatre, film - but also with an eye on the 'culture wars', nationalism and identity.

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Topic: Society
Year: 2021
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‘Life Unworthy of Life’: The Lessons of T4

, 28 December 2021
Stephen Unwin delves deep into the intellectual traditions and cultural mindset that produced the Nazis’ ‘wild euthanasia’ of people with disabilities, and finds we have not yet put those prejudices to rest 

Recognise Disabled People’s Rights Instead of Turning them into Charity Cases

, 3 December 2021
Penny Pepper explains why well-meaning but pity-inducing fundraisers do not lead to structural change for marginalised people

Black Friday versus Christmas: The Great Replacement Reality

, 30 November 2021
With their recurrent urban legends that 'Christmas' is to be cancelled, Christian Christensen notes the European right has somehow overlooked a genuine cultural invasion

Rebalancing the History Books: Why Learning About Colonialism Matters

, 1 October 2021
To mark the start of Black History Month 2021, Almaz Ohene meets inspirational leaders in the younger generation fighting back against the Government’s divisive ‘culture war’

The Rejection of Disabled Creativity – Enough Is Enough

, 27 September 2021
Penny Pepper explores the failure of the diversity and inclusion trope for disabled people with a variety of stories to tell

The Real Culture Divides Being Masked by the Government’s ‘Culture War’

, 21 September 2021
Nadine Dorries’ appointment as Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Secretary is said to be turbo-charging the culture war – but a new report has found the real issue facing the cultural sector is structural inequality not ‘wokery’

Why We Need New Statues Reflecting Britain’s Diverse History

, 1 September 2021
MP Preet Kaur Gill explains why she is backing a new campaign for public artwork commemorating people who are under-represented and forgotten in the country’s narratives about its past

Breaking Taboos: ‘We Need to Talk About Money’

, 30 July 2021
Poppy Sebag-Montefiore speaks to Otegha Uwagba about her new book, which questions why those who have benefitted from financial help are so reluctant to be transparent about it

England’s Upper Classes – A Dangerous Cult

, 27 July 2021
Otto English shares the story of his late mother’s ‘double life’ and explores how class continues to define British society in damaging, limiting ways

Brideshead Britain: Boris Johnson's Entourage of ‘Careless People’

, 15 July 2021
With the Government showing itself out of touch over anti-racism and football, Mic Wright looks at the gilded age Oxford culture around the current incumbent at Number 10

Englishness Evolves

, 14 July 2021
Otto English charts the different strands of English identity over the years and how a dark turn may now be giving way to something altogether more inclusive, decent and inspiring

England? Which England? Who Won? Who Lost?

, 13 July 2021
Journalist and sports commentator Philippe Auclair looks at the social significance of the Euro 2020 final, and compares it to the famous World Cup Victory of France in 1998

Extinguishing Political Fire and Fury: Kim Leadbeater and the Lessons of Keir Hardie

, 9 July 2021
Reverend Joe Haward reflects on the Batley and Spen by-election, and the necessity for a more compassionate political climate

Euro 2020: A New England

, 8 July 2021
Ahead of England’s Euro 2020 final against Italy, Adrian Goldberg offers a personal appreciation of a different kind of national team

Liberty, Equality, Infirmity?

, 6 July 2021
As members of the House of Lords discuss lifting pandemic measures put in place to enable disabled peers to discharge their duties from home, Penny Pepper explains how archaic attitudes are still plain to see in society

Another Country: From Cool Britannia to Nationalist Hubris

, 3 March 2021

Who the Hell are the Disabled?

, 26 February 2021

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