The psychiatric wards of Brezhnev’s USSR were littered with dissidents held to be suffering from serious psychotic disorders, simply because their political opinions were not in line with those of the regime.
[A] country might have a gigantic and rapidly increasing gross national income and yet be crammed with dissatisfied and miserable people, hating the sour flavour of their lives.
— -J.B. Priestley
Relevant to our interests, and probably yours, is this point/counterpoint discussion in The New Statesman on what we…
From The Nation a look at the evolution of search in the Amazon.com bookstore (The Nation):
The glory soon faded, because the high print orders shrank when the…
We’ve been ignoring these “Meh, Olympics” pieces largely because we’ve been too busy enjoying them but this by Peter Wilby in The New Statesman has irked us.