Word Limits

Warning: this article contains language some readers might find offensive. Derogatory references to race are contextualised and have not been edited as they are material to the subject under discussion. ‘If liberty means anything at all it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.’ – George Orwell ‘Indeed, asContinue reading “Word Limits”

Eyewitness

No study of The Holy Bible, its artistic impact and its significance in the history of Manic Street Preachers should overlook the band’s live performances throughout 1994. The Life Becoming a Landslide tour early that year saw the group adopting the military look with which they would be associated for their third album, before anyContinue reading “Eyewitness”

Life and Death Sentences

‘Let a hard and just sentence be given and carried out, as the honour of the nation demands and its greatest traitor deserves.’ Resolution of Czechoslovak resistance organisation, demanding severe punishment for Father Jozef Tiso, November 1946 ‘We bear within us a reticent executioner, an unrealised criminal. And those who lack the boldness to acknowledgeContinue reading “Life and Death Sentences”