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Gerry Docherty and Jim Macgregor – New World Order: The Founding Fathers

This article was first published in July 2013 Rich and powerful elites have long dreamed of world control. The ambitious Romans, Attila the Hun, great Muslim leaders of Medieval Spain, the Mughals of India all exercised immense influence over different parts of the globe in set periods of recognised ascendancy. Sometimes tribal, sometimes national, sometimes religious, often dynastic, their success …

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Brad Evans – Self-Plagiarism and the Politics of Character Assassination: the Case of Zygmunt Bauman

In a recent study published in the Times Higher Education supplement, the world-renowned sociologist Zygmunt Bauman was charged with repetitive counts of “self-plagiarism”. As Peter Walsh and David Lehmann of Cambridge University claimed to have discovered, following an alleged meticulous reading of some 29 of Bauman’s works, “substantial quantities of material that appear to have been copied near-verbatim and without acknowledgement from …