History? Herstory? Ourstory? Whosestory?

The Holocaust didn’t happen. Not the way the Jews want us to think it did. Yes, the Nazis killed thousands. But the gas chambers? The ovens? Myths, invented by Zionist propagandists. The young man who told me this wasn’t your average Holocaust denier. For starters he was South African, and studying politics at the UniversityContinue reading “History? Herstory? Ourstory? Whosestory?”

The Rhodes less travelled

In the centre of Washington DC, the monuments are clustered, white and hard, like teeth in the jawbone of a titan. Pillars, rotundas, plinths, monoliths; all proclaim that this is the Forum of the new Rome. Their uniformity is numbing. White marble quickly begins to wear down any kind of human response. You wander pastContinue reading “The Rhodes less travelled”

How plagiarism ended my academic career

My academic career was ended by plagiarism. A student, an English Lit third year who had been unremarkable for the whole semester, had produced a final essay full of suspiciously glittering prose. It was not impossible but it was unlikely, rather like an off-key shower crooner suddenly singing like Bing. I googled her first sentenceContinue reading “How plagiarism ended my academic career”