Brand V Webb

Tales from the bottom of my classroom

While I was way in Poland I bought the New Statesman to read on the plane. I like to buy magazines when I am travelling because I find them easier to dip into than a novel. The reason I chose the New Statesman was because it was trailed in the media because of Russell Brand’s involvement, his editorship on the edition on Revolution. I found it fascinating; loads of articles on the theme of change and revolt across culture. Naomi Klein’s piece on Science was great and mostly went over my head; Rupert Everett’s piece of being gay was superbly written; Gary Lineker’s  on football was perfect.

The big thing that got the headlines was Brand’s central manifesto piece (http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2013/10/russell-brand-on-revolution). In it he discusses lyrically about the state of world politics and weaves in the ideas of revolution. The idea that got the headlines and the back chat…

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