Journalism & short pieces (1990- )
I used to be a journalist (in the sense of writing for newspaper
and magazines, which I now very seldom do). Now my short pieces
are often written for this site or the Social Affairs Unit web-review
of arts and culture.
In the 70s I wrote on painting, art, theatre, TV and music. Here
are some pieces from the 90s which revisted these interests (posted
under art, music and culture).
I am better known for my scepticism about much "green"
and other right-on campaigning (see Environment,
and Science & Risk
That work ran from around 1985 to 1995. Part of it came from my
visits to many places, especially in the Third World: see Travel,
I devoted a good deal of effort to writing on representative democracy
and protest - in work done around 2000 (see Power
here). My more recent work (2000 onwards) has been in pamphlets,
see "Books", or directly
for this site (see "New
Stuff" and "Public
Realm"), or in speeches (see "10
Propositions...."), or book reviews for the Independent..