We are at our best when we work together. New ideas in art, culture and politics are more likely to be forged in a collaborative environment.
The rush to war against Iraq is irresistible. Since the US first propounded the idea a few months ago – when it seemed a preposterous idea, it has gained increasing substance and accelerated momentum.
Two months ago I arrived in Vietnam, one of the four last strongholds of communism
‘If there is another attack, and they come from the same ethnic group that attacked the World Trade Center, you can forget about Civil Rights.’
Four weeks after graduating with an arts degree, in the early hours of a Sunday morning, I found myself righting the logos on pencils in the conference room of a hotel where I’d been employed as a night porter. Still heavily in debt and clueless as to my future career plans, I decided to escape the labotomizing effects of sleep deprivation and pencil straightening by signing up for a TEFL course.
As George Bush and Tony Blair look determined to take their ‘War On Terror’ to Iraq, Jacob Mukherjee reflects on the mixed messages on war and asylum coming from the British government.
Music is lame. It is so boring.
The radio gets turned on; the TV channel changed to the news – images of chaos, shock, desperation, ambulances, soldiers, blood…
Is it not doublethink to blindly respect all faiths and religions, when we know that the great majority of them (including, probably, our own) must be completely wrong?
If religion, culture and history have been reduced to ‘nothing’, then how does the individual construct and affirm an understanding of their own identity?