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Top 5 Political Influences Meme

Political Influences Meme

My thanks to the People’s Commissar for Political Influences Meme Enlightenment who tagged us to offer up our top five political influences. I don’t speak for the other writers – each of whom should definitely post theirs separately – but here are mine. 1. Aneurin Bevan I first came across Aneurin Bevan whilst randomly looking over some books my grandfather owned…

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Top 5 Political Influence for Jeff

Political Influence

As I was reading Dave’s top 5 political influences, I couldn’t help but notice that we shared two of them. I do want to mention that I don’t name these people necessarily because I agree with everything they did (all people are flawed), but because of their influence on my way of thinking (or not thinking, as the case may…

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News from Abroad, Politics

Chavez; turning out to be a bit of a bastard?

Chavez Labour Party

A fascinating article from centrist thinkers over at Harry’s Place, home of the pro-war left, yesterday. It discusses the release of the International Trade Union Congress’ 2007 report on trade union rights violations from across the world. Hugo Chavez is a pretty controversial figure, not least because from the lemmings of the Socialist Worker’s Party and from the International Marxist…

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