Umberto Eco

‘I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.’ Umberto Eco

April 21, 2009 · 1 min read

‘I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.’ Umberto Eco


A history of the Marxists Internet Archive

The Marxists Internet Archive, an online home for radical history, has a fascinating history of its own, writes Jack Archie Stewart

Simon Hedges: Village Idiot

'Sensible' columnist Simon Hedges offers readers a modern day fable from his home village of Greatly-cum-Nutting

A short, sordid history of brands and warfare

Burger King's foray into recent conflict in Azerbaijan is part of a historical trend of corporations weighing in – and benefitting from – conflict, writes Tommy Hodgson


A section of the exhibition showing an arrangement of monochrome portraits

Review – War Inna Babylon at the ICA

Tara Okeke explores a timely exhibition which offers a compelling history of Black life in Britain through the lens of people, place and struggle

Beyond the Elections Bill: The battle against voter suppression

As the Elections Bill 2021 passes through Parliament, Mayowa Ayodele sees voter suppression as a Conservative goal while Lara Parizotto argues for radical pro-democracy reform

Challenging the myths of empire: An interview with Priyamvada Gopal

The professor of postcolonial studies at the University of Cambridge talks to K Biswas about Britain's sentimental attachment to its imperial past, via selective amnesia and deliberate obfuscation

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