On revolutions: two blog posts that stopped me in my tracks

Two blog posts – one notes for a Newsnight feature that never got made, the other an academic paper – made a deep impression on me when I read them last week, and have stayed with me since. I’ve recommended them on Twitter and to anyone whose will listen. For me they together mark a…… Continue reading On revolutions: two blog posts that stopped me in my tracks

Causes and contexts: Arab Twitter revolutions and the origins of the First World War

Image: A troop train in the First World War (cc) drakegoodman @avschlieffen: Is anyone srsly suggesting trains caused the biggest war of all time? WTF!?! Get over it, you trainspotters. Rail isn’t everything. @billthekaiser: LOL It wasn’t me it was the 11.24 to Gdansk that made me do it. ;) Train timetables caused the biggest…… Continue reading Causes and contexts: Arab Twitter revolutions and the origins of the First World War