Are they watching us?

Oct 25th, 2014 | By | Category: International

In Liverpool at the beginning of the month, a radical bookshop looked tempting.

In undergraduate days, such shops had a magnetic attraction. By the 80s, the days when one attached credibility to the claims of many of the writers were long past, but the bookshops provided a counter-balance to the rising politics of neo-liberalism with its abdication of social responsibility, and the conversations one might hear among the shelves were always fascinating. The hard Left thrived on conspiracy theories, it was easier to rally students against people objectified as plutocrats …