Archive: Arena Magazine Editorial

Reconfiguring Nature, by Alison Caddick

Vale Geoff Sharp, 5 May 1926–7 June 2015

Hysterical Freedom, by Simon Cooper

Free speech today is not ‘free’ but a commodity. Our interaction with ‘ubiquitous’ media via screen technologies is a key driver of contemporary capitalism.

War Culture, by John Hinkson

The failure of globalisation and its trajectory towards war is a drama that is completely novel.

Voter Volatility, by Alison Caddick

Casting a shadow on the received categories of Left and Right

Ethics & Politics at Christmas Time, by Alison Caddick

We can see again an implicit framework that the major parties share, albeit from different sides … for at least many of the younger generations it is surely a danse macabre, of figures of an old world that retain only slight purchase on the key issues and forms of the present.

Going in Hard, by Alison Caddick

It is a classic situation of a war government gathering support on the home front by creating divisions and binding loyalties, and of a shallow media setting up feared figures then knocking them over in preemptive ways in what we are expected to see as civilised media behaviour.

Subjectivity, Surrogacy and Entitlement, by Alison Caddick

Entitlement, like normativity, sits upon unspoken cultural commitments, and perhaps even forms of otherness that have been or will be turned into utility

Iraq and Our Democracy by Alison Caddick

If the non-response to the marches against the Iraq war in 2003 confirmed a disabling political cynicism in many people, today we witness the political fruits of two decades of aggression in the Middle East and its fallout.

The Business of Freedom, by John Hinkson

'Free speech', free markets: when global society sees itself as freedom.

The Social Nation?

28 Feb 2014

by Alison Caddick

Rough Road Ahead

7 Jan 2014

By John Hinkson

Editorial – Issue 126

31 Oct 2013

The balance between analysis, ethics and storytelling has been radically altered, and each of the components of political discourse has itself come under tremendous strain under conditions of high-tech capitalism and neoliberalism.