Julia McClure


Capitalism on the Altar

Fashion is not just what you wear, but how you wear it: it's about performance. Fashion shows are part of the way in which a brand constructs its identity for a global audience, and this year, Gucci has
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St Francis – the First Hipster

I recently came across the ‘Punkabbestia’ movement, a group of people who reject contemporary society and live a life of voluntary poverty. This is the Italian version of the ‘Gutter Punks’ that can be found
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Is History Ending Again?

In 1989, as the Berlin Wall fell and the Cold War snapped to a close, the American historian Francis Fukuyama proclaimed the end of history. His argument was essentially that the end of the soviet
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Aleppo after barrel bombing one of its residential areas

ISIS and the Politics of the Middle Ages

This week the Guardian reporter Kevin McDonald took issue with Nick Clegg’s description of ISIS as “medieval”.  McDonald reported: ‘given the extreme violence of Isis fighters and the frequent images of decapitated bodies, it is
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