The Sykes-Picot Myth, and other Middle-Eastern Matters

As someone who spends too much time on left-leaning forums, the question of Israel/Palestine arises more often than I'd like. Often, it's discussed as an imperialist anti-Muslim endeavour, and dead white imperialists (like Sykes and Picot) are held up for castigation. To my mind, this is lazy thinking. We can do better. So, I thought … Continue reading The Sykes-Picot Myth, and other Middle-Eastern Matters

The EU is not a Neoliberal Organisation – no matter what the Left says

As someone who moves in moderate circles, I have cause to talk to people on both the Left and Right of the political spectrum. With Brexit dominating the political sphere, I've already made several discussions of Brexit from a wide range of perspectives, but I was reminded the other day that plenty on the economic Left … Continue reading The EU is not a Neoliberal Organisation – no matter what the Left says