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Year: 2019
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The Odeon of Death Film Review: Back to the Future

, 28 June 2019
In the first of our new series, The Odeon of Death takes a look at the week's events through the medium of cinema.

WORD OF THE WEEK: Bloviate

, 28 June 2019
(v.) to talk boastfully or pompously; to talk without actually saying anything meaningful

King Offa of Mercia: Rejoining Europe and a Currency Union

, 28 June 2019
As hustings are held throughout the country as part of that morbidly parochial spectacle that is the Tory leadership contest, the Count of the Saxon shore remembers the internationalism that was always part of the regional nature of English identity.

THIRTY YEARS OF RAVE: The Police, Ecstasy and Mrs Thatcher

, 25 June 2019
WAG Club founder and DJ Chris Sullivan reminisces and riffs about the rave scene of the late 80s

Liam Gallagher's Been Pontificating on Knife Crime – But has he Heard of the 'Dunning Kruger Effect'?

, 25 June 2019
Otto English on why celebrities, who know very little about the political issues they are offering views on, should stick to their métier.

The Seven Kingdoms of the North that Shaped Britain's role in Europe

, 24 June 2019
The Count of the Saxon Shore on the Anglo-Saxon arguments about independence and internationalism over a religious customs union with Europe.

Midsummers Dreams of Flying: Courage is a Muscle

, 21 June 2019
Salena Godden on how our ancient dreams of the impossible became today's realities and prove that 'Pessimism is for Leightweights'

WORD OF THE WEEK: Whipmegmorum

, 21 June 2019
(n.) a noisy quarrel about politics

'DIE MAUER IM KOPF': Why Bannon Told Trump to "Build the Wall"

, 20 June 2019
Hardeep Matharu explores the 30th anniversary of the end of the Berlin Wall and how and why the building of walls is making a worrying comeback – in the US and elsewhere.

Whatever they say, Fast Fashion Brands aren't Sustainable

, 17 June 2019
Erika Koljonen investigates whether cheap and cheerful clothing can be sustainable as the fast fashion brands claim.

'John Wick' Body Count: Do Violent Movies Inspire Violence Amongst their Viewers?

, 17 June 2019
Chris Sullivan on the age-old debate about whether fictional displays of violence increase it in reality, now informed by some groundbreaking research.

Anybody can be a Hero: The Story of Lilo Hermann

, 17 June 2019
Whenever Mike Stuchbery travels to Stuttgart he is reminded that the courage to resist authoritarianism and tyranny isn't restricted to a particular kind of individual and here manifests itself in the form of a bookish single mother.

Watching the Apocalypse? Turn off the TV and Find a Better Ending

, 17 June 2019
Salena Godden's fourth episode of 'Pessimism is for Lightweights' warns of the dangers of too much bad news and the need for hope.

WORD OF THE WEEK: aberglaube

, 14 June 2019
aberglaube (n.) belief in things beyond the rational or verifiable.

THE UPSIDE DOWN: The Limits of Charm – Britain's Worst Ever MP

, 14 June 2019
John Mitchinson on the life and times of Ignácz Trebitsch and the prescient lessons our politicians can take from his grisly demise.

THE UPSIDE DOWN: Learning to Love Weeds

, 10 June 2019

WORD OF THE WEEK: caciquism

, 7 June 2019

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