The Company Of Monsters

Fascism used to be liberalism’s best line of defence. Don’t stray outside the limits of acceptable discourse: that’s where the monsters live! But the mechanism has failed; the contradictions of the latter giving space for the former to grow. Slowly but surely, electorates in the West are choosing the company of monsters.

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Nothing Compares 2 U

That he could write so well in so many different styles is a testament to his virtuoso, but his genius comes out in the subtleties. Like dropping the bass line from ‘When Doves Cry’. Or having live drums alongside the drum machines on ‘Sign O’ the Times’. To paraphrase Mike Scott: we saw the crescent, he saw the whole of the moon.

Who Wears The Rose-Coloured Glasses?

But the self-appointed realists rarely consider that hope – even a naïve one – is only a relevant category for the hopeless.