Soundings

Articles from No. 35, Spring

Breakdown in the Family of Nations
Breakdown in the family of nations Ryan O'Kane Jennifer S. Butler, Born Again: The Christian Right Globalised, Pluto Press £14.99After the political euthanasia of Donald 'lame duck' Rumsfeld, and the end of John 'Bruiser' Bolton's brief bout as UN Ambassador,...
Creature Discomforts
Creature discomforts Pat Kane Wendy Wheeler, The Whole Creature, Lawrence and Wishart, £15.99At first sight, the image on the cover of this extraordinary yet flawed book is a strange, spattered smudge. Look closer and you see that each inky mark is actually...
From 'The Family' to 'Families'
How individualisation and globalisation are changing our personal livesElisabeth Beck-Gernsheim argues that families today have less fixed forms and are more fragile. A new spectrum of family and social arrangements is emerging in response to contemporary...
Labour's Health Policy
The cart before the horse?Anna Coote proposes new directions for sustainable health services in twenty-first century Britain.The first aim of health policy should be to keep people well - or as well as possible - both mentally and physically, within...
Night of the Dulcimer
For the jailbirds of Black Horse Prison, TripoliThe dulcimer player conjures a rankled sea;seven years of heartache flop on the floor,seven years like a torn boot tossed overboard;ten years thunk like a rusty anchor,like an empty bucket of paint.He calls...
The Long Revolution Revisited
Michael Rustin argues that the ideas of Raymond Williams have much to offer the contemporary left.In this article, I want to look again at the ideas of Raymond Williams in The Long Revolution (first published in 1961) - which was an inspiring statement...
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