January 22, 2018
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

THE NEW YORKER: Uglie Olde England

In this week’s New Yorker, a searing story by Lauren Collins about the town of Luton, which is blazing trails in the new frontier of Euro-racism. Unemployment, underemployment and culture have played parts in creating a festering mutual hate.  Muslims, for their part, contribute as well. Avery good read. Abstract here:

LETTER FROM LUTON about the English Defence League and the rise of the Islamophobic right in Great Britain. In February, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, delivered a speech on Islamist extremism to the delegates of the forty-seventh Munich Security Conference. In Cameron’s [Read more…]