Ramadan 2018: Terror season is upon us

In the Islamic calendar, Ramadan is their ‘holy month’, marked most famously by the fasting, then the feast of Eid that follows. It also oddly seems to be a period when Islamic terrorism rises to the fore, despite being such a ‘holy’ month where many Muslims become involved with charities, paying their ‘Zakat’, and generally reflecting on how grateful they are to Allah. This year, … Continue reading Ramadan 2018: Terror season is upon us

Adam Curtis: “Bitter Lake”

Politicians used to have the confidence to tell us stories that made sense of the chaos of world events. But now there are no big stories and politicians react randomly to every new crisis – leaving us bewildered and disorientated. Bitter Lake is an adventurous and epic film by Adam Curtis that explains why the big stories that politicians tell us have become so simplified … Continue reading Adam Curtis: “Bitter Lake”