“Up at the League, says a friend, there had been one night a brisk conversational discussion, as to what would happen on the Morrow of the Revolution, finally shading off into a vigorous statement by various friends of their views on the future of the fully-developed new society … [William Guest] found himself musing on the subject-matter of discussion, but still discontentedly and unhappily. “If I could but see it!” … “If I could but see it! If I could but see it!”
Robert Ramirez delves into the history of the infamous La Eme, better known as the Mexican Mafia, one of the most brutal organized crime groups in existence.
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’.