In this fascinating extract from The Duel in European History, the acclaimed historian Victor Kiernan places the duel into its proper context, with feudalism collapsing, the birth of modern capitalism, and the rise of elitism within the bourgeois order
Who are Gaza Hacker Team? In this extract from Digital Jihad, Erik Skare introduces us to a group of electronic jihadists and script kiddies who have been active for over eight years.
Why work? It’s a question we all ask ourselves. In this extract from The Refusal of Work David Frayne meets those who have made a decision to break free of work, and those who struggle to do so
In this extract from a Jar of Wild Flowers Remma Hammami and John Berger exchange texts following his first visit to Palestine.
Zed | 08.12.16
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Benjamin Zephaniah outlines the harsh realities of learning to deal with both the cops and the fascist street gangs that plagued British cities in the ’70s and ’80s
In this short extract from Reading From Behind, Jonathan A. Allan lays out his starting point for a cultural analysis of the anus
Caroline Lucas MP describes how the pioneering German Green MP Petra Kelly inspired her to take action into her own hands in this chapter from Why Women Will Save the Planet
What do we do when locality is no longer an independent variable by which to analyse or shape the world we inhabit? In this extract from Diasporas Gerd Baumann re-examines the notion of community and of national and cultural identity.
“I thought these diaries couldn’t be published for twenty years or so until my friends were old and gray and would not care what I said about them. Twenty years have more than passed. My friends are old and gray and feistier than ever. Now I think it is time to tell you my story of a time when conservationists thought we could save the world—or at least Madagascar.”
Zed | 21.09.16
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Matt Kennard eposes the racketeers, the profiteers and their believers in this extract from The Racket: A Rogue Reporter vs The American Elite