When looking at the states where recreational marijuana use has been legalized, all the great things that activists promised said would come with legalization never happened.
Carlos Rodriguez gives a brief history and analysis of Mexican cartels from the 1980s onwards.
What distinguishes a well-planned murder committed by a robber to a low-life thug extorting protection money from a business owner? In this post, Tyler Welch discusses how we can define organised crime, and how such groups emerge and flourish.
A forthcoming public talk to be delivered at Pontefract Castle on 8 May 2016.
I am participating on a round table discussion on this novel at a forthcoming conference, and have used my notes to write a review.
Do we read ‘books,’ or do we read texts? What is a book?
The legend of Robin Hood has spawned many imitators. In this post I apply Eric Hobsbawm’s social banditry thesis to the actions of the onscreen comic book hero, Arrow.
The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew were founded by Princess Augusta (1713-1772) in the 1760s. In 1838 a Royal Commission was set up to inquire into the future of the gardens. The Commission concluded that, after years of official neglect, ‘the gardens should either be put on a professional footing or be closed’.