Nick Cohen is feeling his oats

The good news is that Nick Cohen (author of What’s Left?: How Liberals Lost Their Way. and You Can’t Read This Book, both well worth reading) is a national treasure. The bad news is that he’s the UK’s national treasure, and so we don’t read him that much in the U.S. But he’s a good non-regressive Leftist, and tonight he’s in good form:

11 Comments

  1. YF
    Posted February 28, 2017 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    The BBC series looks interesting. Unfortunately, I was unable to access the content since one (apparently) needs to be in the UK to do so.

    • MARIO PRECIADO
      Posted February 28, 2017 at 1:55 pm | Permalink
    • David Coxill
      Posted February 28, 2017 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

      Hi ,just had a look on you tube ,it is on there .

      • David Coxill
        Posted February 28, 2017 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

        Hi ,spoke too soon ,the first parts have been blocked by the BBC don’t know when the other parts will be blocked .

  2. Posted February 28, 2017 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    You can find Nick Cohen in the Guardian quite often, although you might need to check the UK Edition.

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk

  3. Michael Fisher
    Posted February 28, 2017 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    I’ve just looked at his WordPress & the articles are worth a butchers. “Nick Cohen: Writing from London
    Journalism from London”:

    https://nickcohen.net/

  4. Mark Cagnetta
    Posted February 28, 2017 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    At your behest I read “You Can’t Read This Book.” Not only was it a great read, it’s interesting how Trump keeps singing the praises of Britain’s libel laws and how he wants to adopt them here in the US and A. Scary. Oh, and thanks for recommending his books!

    • Posted February 28, 2017 at 2:27 pm | Permalink

      The title is doubly ironic because the book is irresistibly readable.

  5. Diane G.
    Posted March 1, 2017 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    “…to no-platform them…”

    LOL!

  6. Heather Hastie
    Posted March 1, 2017 at 7:54 am | Permalink

    I’ve seen this series, unless it’s a new one with the same name. It plays fairly regularly on the History channel. It’s excellent.

  7. David Coxill
    Posted March 1, 2017 at 8:26 am | Permalink

    Hi ,it was first shown on the BEEB ,around 1997.The BEEB(BBC) also published a book of the series at the same time .
    Have you seen “The World At War”?,from the early 70s .


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