By Surrendering to the Taliban, America Has Betrayed the Afghan People (04/06/2021)

Note: Hopefully a version of this piece will be making its way on to The Oxford Blue website in the next few days. For readers of the blog, this is an early preview. ******** Last month, the Sayed Ul-Shuhada High School in west Kabul was attacked. 85 people, most of them female students between theContinue reading “By Surrendering to the Taliban, America Has Betrayed the Afghan People (04/06/2021)”

Dispatches by Michael Herr – War as Pure Experience (July 2020)

Publisher: Picador Cover design: Illustration by Joanna Thomson, Picador Art Dep ‘Our machine was devastating and versatile, it could do anything but stop.‘ ‘For every prayer there was a counter-prayer – and it was hard to see who had the edge.‘ ‘There were plenty of people who believed that we were nothing more than glorifiedContinue reading “Dispatches by Michael Herr – War as Pure Experience (July 2020)”

‘Common Sense’ and the Life of Thomas Paine – The work of the forgotten Founding Father (July 2020)

Publisher: Penguin (Great Ideas Series) Cover Artwork: Phil Baines ‘The cause of America is in great measure the cause of all mankind.’ ‘The sun never shone on a cause of greater worth’. ‘We have it in our power to begin the world over again’. “I do not believe in the creed professed by the JewishContinue reading “‘Common Sense’ and the Life of Thomas Paine – The work of the forgotten Founding Father (July 2020)”