Tag Archives: New Labour

Didn’t see that coming, did you? The fall of futurology. The Financial Times, 5 March 2005

In Stanislaw Lem’s novel, The Futurological Congress, published in 1971, Ijon Tichy, a Russian cosmonaut on his way to an international gathering of futurologists in the developing world, is so badly wounded in the crossfire of a local revolution that … Continue reading

The Tories, the arts and the intrigue of political transition. Preview of my Guardian commment piece which which should be in tomorrow.

When, at the beginning of November, the Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw delivered a speech to rally New Labour’s “luvvies” to the defence of the arts, he omitted to mention that there has been a recent dwindling of their ranks. For … Continue reading