Geoffrey Heptonstall is a widely-published poet, fiction writer and essayist.
The country and the city
The recent re-issuing of Raymond Williams' The Country and the City should remind us of the importance of rural Britain.
Is Hollywood helping to change attitudes to the Cold War?
A Bridge of Spies is a timely reminder that East-West relations in the Cold War can be viewed now with the...
Is Downton Abbey the best we can do?
Downton Abbey’s blend of nostalgia and wishful-thinking has been entertaining, but it raises questions about class...
Corbyn – after Oldham
The Oldham by-election is an early suggestion that public support for the new Labour leadership is stronger than has...
Who are the real patriots?
A true patriot cares about the social realities rather than sentimental ideas of nationhood.
Corbyn's victory is the new political reality
Corbyn’s leadership is new and untested. But the real question is not about one politician. It is about a climate of...