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Class War 1939-1945

Class War 1939-1945

I was pointed at this review of, Chris Bambery’s book The Second World War: A Marxist History (2014) which takes a different from normal view of the politics of the second world war; the story where the people’s of the last democracies in Europe united with the United States to fight its fascist blight. This blog article looks at the US financial contribution to the Allied war effort, the Tory Party, even Churchill’s, ambivalence in fighting fascism, and US Capitalism’s contribution to the fascist victory in Spain. The review is more comprehensive and the book would seem to be even more so.  For more here, see below/overleaf. …

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Feedburner, a little hiccup

Feedburner, a little hiccup

I use Feedburner to manage my “subcribe by mail” service. I have been upset/surprised to find that some of the verification mails and even the subscription requests fail. I have some time on my hands so, here are my notes. 

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Browser Scripting

Browser Scripting

I discovered that my notes on capturing the ello feed were out of date and have corrected the page in that the stuff about ello is now useless. This page holds the general notes I made about web scripting. They may be equally out of date but I am not yet ready to delete them. My [old] notes are below/overleaf.

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On Potatoes

On Potatoes

Goodness me! When I started blogging I promised not to blog about cooking, although I think I have broken this promise once before. Here are my notes on buying & cooking potatoes.

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Constitutionalism beyond Liberalism

Constitutionalism beyond Liberalism

I was challenged by Michael Wilkinson of the LSE on my interpretation of he importance of the Cherry/Miller ruling on the legality of the 2019 prorogue. Suggested or discovered reading, included a review of  a book he co-edited. My notes have lain around on my hard disk and I decided to tidy them up. Here are my notes and thoughts. From the reviews, I’d say the title is provocative but it might have a jargon meaning about which I am unclear. …

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On Labour’s Left & Unity

On Labour’s Left & Unity

The Labour’s Left have been badly beaten on the elections that have just taken place. Both Rebecca Long Bailey and Richard Burgon’s votes were disappointing and in the NEC bye-elections, the Progress/Labour First candidates won al three positions. Even the left’s leadership have come to the conclusion that things must change. Corbyn’s coalition is broken, a new one needs to be constructed, but it may not be possible. Here’s some reading to help me understand because, “All the King’s horses and all’ the King’s men” aren’t available.