Solid Modernity – A personal and political reflection on Zygmunt Bauman

By Alex Sobel / @alexsobel My family’s journey mirrored that of Zygmunt Bauman’s: from Poland to Israel then to Leeds. However it wasn’t until the last, the City we both share, that our families came into contact. My father was a friend of Leon Sfard from Poland who married Zygmunt’s eldest daughter Anna, my father … Continued

Editorial: McDonnell is wrong, this is not our moment

“This week”, John McDonnell wrote last week in the New Statesman, “the left finally defeated free market ideology”. This, after a government just advocated for the deportation of NHS staff, just targeted international students, and is considering legislating for firms to publish a ‘list’ of foreign employees. This isn’t a victory. If there is even … Continued