Martin O'NeillAccidentally inspired by the @johnmcdonnellMP@PickardJE@FT interview, my current working music is Shostakovich's 9th symphony. :-)
(Currently the Leonard Bernstein / New York Philharmonic recording; open to recommendations for other recordings.)
The long read: It’s not about foreign trolls, filter bubbles or fake news. Technology encourages us to believe we can all have first-hand access to the ‘real’ facts – and now we can’t stop fighting about it
For five decades Anglophone political philosophy has been dominated by the liberal egalitarianism of John Rawls. With liberalism in crisis, have these ideas outlived their time?
Martin O'NeillReally interesting piece on Rawls, liberalism, and the past & future trajectories of political philosophy @katforrester@BostonReview. We are in strange, intriguing times indeed when one reads that "Corbynism counts Rawlsians among its theorists". :-) 1/2
Editorial: The left across the world is embracing the idea that soaring wealth inequality can be tackled by giving employees a stake in their companies – and a say over the profits and decisions of their employers
The Chilean singer Victor Jara was murdered in the country's military coup 40 years ago this week. This classic NME piece from 1975 – taken from Rock's Backpages – tells the tale of his death, and how the coup came to pass
Martin O'NeillI have a free subscription to the @LRB to give away. It can go anywhere in the world, the one restriction being that the recipient cannot be a past subscriber. Let me know by DM if you're interested. Will pick randomly if more than one interested ...
Find out where your vote will make the biggest impact.
Martin O'NeillA useful new website that advises university students whether their vote will be more likely to make a difference depending on whether they vote at their home or university address. Do pass on to anyone who would find this information helpful:
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