Me avergüenzo de ser británico: Como ciudadano británico y ciudadano de la Unión Europea (aún) me avergüenza escribir esto

Written by Matthew Kerry, this post originally appeared on ctxt.es on June 24, 2016, reproduced with Matt’s permission.   A mis amigos españoles, Como ciudadano británico y ciudadano de la Unión Europea (aún) me avergüenza escribir esto. Me avergüenzo de ser británico. Ante todo, quiero enviar mi solidaridad, dolor y disculpas a todxs lxs trabajadorxs europexs … More Me avergüenzo de ser británico: Como ciudadano británico y ciudadano de la Unión Europea (aún) me avergüenza escribir esto

Monumental time and the Soviet dream: music and (a) post-Utopian temporality

By Claire McGinn The ‘language’ of music is demonstrably unlike the language of literature. Still, music is considered to be as potently (if less specifically) ‘expressive’ a medium as literature. It should, therefore, not be overlooked as a ‘social text’ in its own right;[i] if literary works from the Soviet-controlled Baltic states can be read … More Monumental time and the Soviet dream: music and (a) post-Utopian temporality

The Cultural Revolution: proletarian culture in Sormovo, 1917-1921

By Laura Sumner ‘The Russian worker, except for the very top of the class, usually lacks the most elementary habits and notions of culture’  – Leon Trotsky [1] After the October Revolution the Bolsheviks faced a series of grave political, economic and social challenges. Despite the urgent pressures of economic breakdown and political instability, the … More The Cultural Revolution: proletarian culture in Sormovo, 1917-1921