What are political parties offering workers in the Spanish elections?

On 20 December, general elections will be held in Spain, amidst a climate marked by the fallout of the Paris attacks and the pro-independence debate in Catalonia, with a profusion of televised debates but no more than superficial coverage of the parties’ election manifestos. The People’s Party (PP) is presenting the fall in the number … More What are political parties offering workers in the Spanish elections?

Would the Making of the English Working Class get made today?

Would the Making of the English Working Class get made today? An interesting article by Rowan Cahill from Radical Sydney about whether or not Thompson’s classic work of social and labour history would see the light of day in today’s academic environment. Suffice to say, I’m inclined to think not for the same reason that … More Would the Making of the English Working Class get made today?

Capitalism, Liberalism and Democracy pt.II

In my first post, I presented a brief account of the historical tensions between liberalism and democracy, with particular attention on the levelling threat that democracy was thought to pose to elite forms of power – in particular, private property. I broke the narrative off at the end of a discussion regarding the English notion … More Capitalism, Liberalism and Democracy pt.II