Frances Hodgson Burnett

‘One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts-just mere thoughts-are as powerful as electric batteries, as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison.’ Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden)

November 23, 2008 · 1 min read

‘One of the new things people began to find out in the last century was that thoughts-just mere thoughts-are as powerful as electric batteries, as good for one as sunlight is, or as bad for one as poison.’ Frances Hodgson Burnett (The Secret Garden)


After the Spring

Despite the carnage of contemporary Syria and Libya, and the ruinous stalemate of Yemen, the euphoric appeal of what was once described as the ‘Arab Spring’ continues to feed revolutionary processes across the region, argues Toufic Haddad

Review – Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry

Siobhán McGuirk and Adrienne Pine's edited volume is a powerful indictment of the modern migration complex writes Nico Vaccari

End SARS and Fanon’s mission

The uprisings against police brutality that swept across Nigeria must be contextualised within the country’s colonial history, argues Kehinde Alonge


In the shadow of student rent strikes

Outside the media fanfare surrounding the recent wave of university-based militancy, one community's fight against developers goes on. Robert Firth reports

The conspiracy election

Conspiracy theories aren’t the preserve of a minority – they lie at the heart of US politics, argues Thomas Konda

Review – National Theatre Connections 2020: Plays for young people

From climate change to the perils of the information era, the collection powerfully explores the struggles facing contemporary teenagers, writes Jordana Belaiche