ROGER WATERS hit the headlines last week with his courageous opposition to Radiohead playing in Israel. That’s hardly surprising, given his lifelong courting of controversy, says Andy Hedgecock
Tuesday 25th Jul 2017
posted by Morning Star in Arts
Who Stole the Town Hall? exposes the brutal neoliberal attack on councils says ANDY HEDGECOCK, and it underlines the need for socialist decentralisation serving the people, not profiteers
Monday 26th Jun 2017
by Kit Reed
(Tor Books, £20.15)
IN THE autumn of 1978, I received my first pay packet — £25 in crisp notes.
For some reason, I immediately splashed out 95p on a paperback story...
Thursday 25th May 2017
Fictitious Capital: How Finance is Appropriating our Future
by Cedric Durand
FICTITIOUS Capital is a difficult book, both in presenting a deeply pessimistic outlook for the global economy and...
Monday 8th May 2017
Thursday 30th Mar 2017
Indefensible – Seven Myths that Sustain the Global Arms Trade
by Paul Holden et al (Zed Books, £9.99)
Moral objections to the arms industry are often discounted because of its apparently essential role in national security,...
Monday 27th Feb 2017
The Cybersecurity Dilemma by Ben Buchanan (Hurst and Company, £25)
HISTORICALLY, what one state deemed to be defence of the realm was likely to be denounced by its neighbours as preparation for war.
It was always tricky to distinguish genuine protection...
Monday 30th Jan 2017
ANDY HEDGECOCK recommends an anthology resurrecting the reputations of Nottingham’s deceased writers
Thursday 12th Jan 2017
Star columnists run through what’s impressed them this year
Saturday 10th Dec 2016
Utopia by Thomas More (Verso, £8.99)
THIS new edition of Utopia celebrates the 500th anniversary of the original Latin publication of Thomas More’s vision of an ideal society.
A classic dissertation on...
Wednesday 16th Nov 2016