Category Archives: Peter Jenkins

On the Complexities of Discourse

When watching Korean shows there are a host of cultural differences that throw themselves at me, some of them, the constant commenting on the attractiveness and weight of the women on the shows is something that I can, in a very … Continue reading

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On the question of un-occupying Tahir Square

‘There are no lights. People are standing in clusters, arguing, shouting. Abu Muhab holds my arm, steadies me: it’s dark and hot and the ground is treacherous. Judge Baroudi appears and begs everyone to understand the importance of unity, of … Continue reading

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Extract from War and Peace

‘No, but the best bit of all,’ said one of them, describing a disaster that had happened to a service colleague, ‘yes, the best bit was the minister had told him that his appointment to London was definitely a promotion … Continue reading

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Talkin’ About a Terrible Self-Righteous Term

There are I think only two things that are applicable for my generation. The first is the death of the phrase my generation, the plurality of the internet has revealed just how radically diverse peoples interests are, sub-cultures within sub-cultures, … Continue reading

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Statement of intent

Mere moments ago* I finished Hunter S. Thompson’s fascinating work ‘Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72’ and I’m really glad I read it, but it is a very easily consumable work by its nature. I feel that I … Continue reading

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Extract from Fear and Loathing on the Campaign Trail ’72

‘Any re-writing now would cheat the basic concept of the book, which -in addition to the publisher’s desperate idea that it might sell enough copies to cover the fantastic expense bills I ran up in the course of those twelve … Continue reading

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Review; Bitch by Elizabeth Wurtzel

I know, I know, reviews are so passé, especially ones that spend more than a hundred and forty characters to determine the quality of a four hundred page book. Nevertheless this blog is read by no one and since that … Continue reading

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