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German Right and Left United in Attacking Israel

It’s not the far-right, but the anti-Israel left that has been agitating against Israel in universities and other institutions.

What’s in a name?

What designers do, and how they describe themselves, is important. By the 1990s, the graphic designer and the craft of design was being written out of the script.

Corroding the Curriculum

Parents and teachers would be horrified to find political parties in schools pushing partisan agendas, but seem happy for environmental lobbyists to hand out leaflets, write lesson plans, and prepare coursework.

Houthi nannies

Most environmental activists can’t really be equated with vicious terrorists, but even so, we should be prepared for the next phase of naïve eco-protest.

Hausat? Germany’s housing shortage

More skilled workers emigrate from Germany than immigrate. Of all OECD countries, Germany has the third highest emigration rate.”

China’s Middle Eastern Meddling

China’s isolation from the real world for much of the 20th century’s post-war period has meant that, in reality, it is rather unworldly.

Twenty’s Plenty… For You

20mph. Just because it merited a sentence in an election manifesto, doesn’t mean that it’s not draconian.

Drakeford: exitus sinistram

It was his management of the various Covid-19 lockdowns that earned him the sobriquet, Kim Jong-Drakeford

Developing a complex issue

While the Chinese state promotes self-sufficiency, there is a potential for the people to take it too literally.

The Dangers of Safety

The official response to Grenfell ensures that risk-aversion will forever more play a central role in the construction industry.

The Decay of Democracy

The Houses of Parliament needs fixing, but first you need to be clear about its foundations.

Milano. Environment yes.

It’s a remarkable sleight of hand that portrays design magazines, editors and contributors, who are fully embedded on the inside, as radical outsiders.