Stating the Obvious

‘Lefty lawyers’ and ‘law and order’: Who is the law for?

Priti Patel and Boris Johnson’s scorn for ‘lefty lawyers’ is a threat to British democracy. This week both the British Home Secretary, Priti Patel, and the Prime Minister Boris Jonson called into question the integrity of lawyers on the political Left. Patel made her comments last Sunday, in the context of the discussion on immigration. … Continue reading “‘Lefty lawyers’ and ‘law and order’: Who is the law for?”

On Knowing the Nazis

I realised recently that my current project of researching life in Nazi Germany, the idea of ‘knowing the Nazis’, is something I have specifically avoided in my study of German literature and culture up to this point. In my first year at university I had to read the poem ‘Todesfuge’ (Death Fugue) by the Romanian-born … Continue reading “On Knowing the Nazis”


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When I have an idea I need to share, I blog about it. Mostly these are reflections from my research, and on academia in general. I hope that there is something here for you.

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