Category Archives: holocaust

Aiming at foot, hitting foot

I’ve heard people say that the Westboro Baptist Church, by revealing the true face of fundamentalist homophobia, is the best thing to happen to the fight for gay equality in years. I suppose this is true in the same way … Continue reading

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Labels: memory

Too many of my labels have been used once and once only. It’s uneconomical, and slightly sad, so I’ve decided to repeat my earlier bonding exercise, in which I take two otherwise isolated labels and unite them. It’s a little … Continue reading

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Icons

I was reading a review in a recent London Review of Books (Vol 29, No 23) of a book called No Caption Needed: Iconic Photographs, Public Culture and Liberal Democracy, by Robert Hariman and John Louis Lacaites. The book, as … Continue reading

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