Culture Wars blogs allow contributors to take a critical and considered look at particular current events and phenomena as and when they happen. Our weekly editorial notes are also archived here.
Our first blog was Geoff Kidder's seven-part series on the Beijing Olympics.
New: Dolan Cummings on the US elections and Sarah Boyes on the Cultural Olympiad.
Archive of CW editorial notes.
Correspondents including the Institute of Ideas' Geoff Kidder and others blog on great sporting events from Beijing 2008 via South Africa 2012 to London 2012.
A critical perspective on the election campaign
Bite-sized blog thoughts.
Discussion of the four-year celebration of culture leading up to the London Olympics, 2012.
Editor Dolan Cummings on the state of American politics.
The Brighton Salon blog
News commentary from the Current Affairs Forum.
The Manchester Salon blog
To assume that state school students are unable to raise the confidence to compete with their public school counterparts in debating is both pessimistic and false, as the evidence shows.
This predicament of the academy, and its alienation from its primary noble mission, has its roots in the political, ideological and economic condition of our times: the shift in capitalism’s paradigm and its recent serious crisis, the influence of a set of ideas that has become known postmodernism, and also the marketisation of education, leading to a managerial ethos alien to the academy’s quest for truth and excellence.