Tuesday 1 March 2016

Five Most Popular Posts in February

The most popular posts last month were ...

1. Boris Johnson: Vanity and Opportunism
2. Michael Gove's Fairy Tale
3. The Idiocy of Jeremy Hunt
4. Notes on Peter Tatchell and No Platform
5. Hillary Clinton: It's the Politics, Stupid

It's pleasing to see a combination of Tory infighting and Tory incompetence make the running this last month. Since my screed on Boris was published, it has transpired that Johnson drafted another Telegraph article setting out the argument for remaining in the EU. If that doesn't underline how his position-taking is all about ambition and nothing to do with the interests of the class he represents, I don't know what will.

Nevertheless, February - as it usually is - has proven to be relatively quiet, partly because I haven't had much time to think, let alone write. But still, according to my reckoning the month was still the 17th best on record. Far out, eh?

In terms of second chances, it is going to be the weightier posts that get a look-in for another airing. First is my start to a series of posts about State, Power, Socialism by Nicos Poulantzas. And the other is a rumination on age as a growing point of tension around which politics is increasingly influenced.

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