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Drinking places and popular culture
James Nicholls

honest ale (albeit weak and overpriced), not the prim decency of temperance, which provided the soundest bulwark against both the cultural and military threat of the German war machine. 188 chap13.indd 188 22/06/2009 10:58:52 The pub and the people Many underlying demographic shifts were also accelerated by the Second World War, the most significant of which was the popularisation of the pub among young women. Mass-Observation had already observed that a significant number of pub goers in the late 1930s were female, however the majority of these were women aged

in The politics of alcohol
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Scott Wilson

). Superman? Superfly! The gangsta, therefore, has an uncanny proximity to supercapitalism. He assembles with his AK-47 and his production arsenal of beat box, samplers and sequencers, a mini-supercapitalist war machine. Like war itself, he becomes capitalism’s excess-essence, or rather its x-essence where, as with Malcolm X, the ‘X’ marks the unnameable inheritance of African lineage overwritten by slavery. ‘X’ marks the essential point of impossible African-American authenticity that resides imaginarily in the remnants of the civil-rights movement and collectivised

in Great Satan’s rage
Juliette Pattinson

. Boudicca, Joan of Arc, Flora Sandes and Maria Botchkareva’s Russian Battalion of Death also retain enduring appeal precisely because they transgressed conventional codes of behaviour and notions of women’s ‘appropriate’ role in war by not simply waiting patiently for the return of their husbands and sons, keeping the home fires burning. This interest in war women is heightened when it becomes common knowledge that young women, trained in unarmed combat and silent killing techniques, were infiltrated behind enemy lines to wage war against the might of the Nazi war

in Behind Enemy Lines
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EP Thompson’s late work
Scott Hamilton

’s commitment and sacrifice is still celebrated, but its power to change history is not exaggerated. In the eyes of the late EP Thompson, human agency is no match for states and their war machines. The style of Beyond the Frontier also marks the distance its author had travelled by the late 1970s. Thompson’s contribution to There is a Spirit in Europe is almost rhapsodic, a hymn to heroic sacrifice and a glorious future; the author of Beyond the Frontier is restrained, preferring irony to rhapsody, and suspicious of generalising too far from the historical details he has laid

in The crisis of theory
Expurgating bodies, commodities and ideas, 1800–1870s
John Chircop

and personal belongings from contagious diseases, passengers were also expected to purify themselves through moral expurgation. Such had always been the case, since time immemorial, with cross-border rituals. Notes 1 G. Deleuze and F. Guattari, ‘Treaties on nomadology – the war machine’, in A Thousand Plateaus: Capitalism and Schizoprenia (London; New York: Continuum Publishing, 2004). 2 D. Palermo, ‘Introduzione, “Epidemie, Sanita” e controllo dei Confini’, Storia Urbana , 147, Anno XXXVIII (April–June, 2015), 5–8 ; l’Epidemia dei Messina del 1743

in Medicalising borders
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A. J. Coates

common moral sentiments and prejudices, so that ‘troops . . . slaughter thousands without a vestige of remorse’ (p. 333). Role-­playing 102 Images of war leads to moral evasion. In his new identity as ‘soldier’ the individual ceases to be bound by the duties that apply to ‘ordinary men’. Furthermore, the collective nature of war, whereby the individual operates as a tiny cog in the great war-­machine, erodes the sense of moral responsibility: ‘When such deeds are committed, there are so many instigators, participants, and abettors that no single individual feels

in The ethics of war
Steven Griggs and David Howarth

the first decade of the twenty-first century, averaging 12.9 per cent annual growth (AirportWatch, 2009b: 5). What is more, alongside the inexorable expansion of commercial aviation, there has also been a steady and considerable growth of military aviation. In important respects, commercial and military aviation have always been joined at the hip. Major spurs to technological innovation were brought about by the needs of war machines, while many commercial airports began their lives as military runways. The aerospace industry remains a critical part of aviation in

in The politics of airport expansion in the United Kingdom
Kieran Keohane and Carmen Kuhling

the Market and the masses. The rough beast is amongst us now. We are assimilated and possessed by it. World War III is a post-national, which is to say it is a pre-modern, war. The war machines of a global plutocracy, banks and hedge funds, are laying siege to democratic, republican and federal states: debauching currencies by junking sovereign bonds; raising interest rates; cutting off cash flows; forcing austerity measures that make democratic legitimation of government increasingly impossible; forcing states to empty their mundus and to sell off public assets to

in The domestic, moral and political economies of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland
Early twentieth-century renegades
Ashley Lavelle

(1911), Hervé in his newspaper La Guerre Sociale had issued an appeal as late as July 1914 for mass demonstrations against the war (Fainsod, 1935: 21; Bowman, 1911: 6). The Frenchman had even possibly influenced the Belgian Hendrik de Man’s (see below) advocacy of a revolutionary response to the outbreak of conflict and of the use of military and general strikes as spokes in the wheels of the war machine (Dodge, 1966: 16). According to Hervé, no nation was worthy of defence, and therefore standing armies could not be justified. Foreign control imposed by armed

in The politics of betrayal
1960s ex-radicals
Ashley Lavelle

International Socialist Tendency, which is made up of affiliates from thirty different countries (see www.swp.org.uk/links/ international-socialist-tendency). 017-058 PoliticsBetrayal Part 1.indd 54 05/02/2013 14:08 ‘Turn on, tune in, drop out’ … drop back in 55 mouthpiece, Christopher. In the ten years prior to his death from oesophageal cancer in 2011, Hitchens erased most of his radical reputation. Witness the extraordinary juxtaposition of the radical opponent of the might of the US war machine being waged on Vietnam with the twenty-first-century Hitchens who

in The politics of betrayal