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Socialist Reviews [Kindle Edition]

Derek McMillan , Angela McMillan

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I write reviews of books and films for The Socialist and Socialism Today.

During the banking crisis, the BBC broadcaster, Sarah Kennedy, joked that “The TUC have a demonstration against capitalism this weekend. They are bringing it forward because capitalism may not last that long.” Yet capitalism did survive the banking crisis and every family in the land knows how it survived. It survived at our expense. Bankers still get million pound bonuses (I always think six months in prison would do them more good) and we get cuts in wages, pensions and social services.

Perhaps it is those who believe in capitalism who are living in cloud cuckoo land. They assert that Socialism is impractical but what could be more impractical then a society which robs the poor to give to the rich?

I have collected some of my reviews here. The most recent is a review of Parliamentary Socialism entitled Miliband on Miliband. The earliest is a review of Life on the Screen by Sherry Turkle which is simply the most fascinating insight into the strange world of cyberspace that I have ever come across.

I review things which move or interest me.That is the advantage of freelance writing.


Table of Contents
Miliband on Miliband
Les Miserables 2012
The Apprentice final
Fahrenheit 9/11
Remember me Rescue me
The Exception to the Rulers
The Media in Question
A Child called 'It'
The Root of All Evil
Battleship Potemkin
Lady Chatterley’s Lover
The Chatterley Affair
V for Vendetta
Forget you had a daughter
Two lives
Life on the Screen
Borgen
Ideological dimensions of Taxi Driver
The Iron Lady in meltdown
Various Pets Alive and Dead
Why I became a Socialist

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More About the Author

I write all the time, often for local papers, parish magazines and on my blog. Most recently I completed a new Xavier Hollands story, Salt Wars. Because of its relevance to Salzburg I have produced a German language edition which has been downloaded mainly in Germany but also in the USA.

I have written short stories for Alfiedog.com and I have two collections of my short stories published on Kindle. I have also had work published on two short story websites http://www.short-fiction.co.uk/ and http://www.everydayfiction.com/. It is the devil's own job to get short stories published and these sites are a godsend if you will excuse the mixed metaphor :) Both Alfiedog and Everyday fiction provide useful constructive feedback for writers.


My short story collections are "The Mirror of Eternity" and "The SS Dagger". The stories include Science Fiction, Detective stories and Fantasy. There was a favourable review of The Mirror of Eternity in the Horsham County Times.

I have also written on Socialism. A book of "Socialist Reviews" and a commentary on "The Death Agony of Capitalism".

I have written about "The Concept of Evil" in The Lord of the Rings and "The Role of the Hero" in Jack London's The Iron Heel. Anyone who is interested in these writers will find these books useful.

I have also studied the relationship between pupils and the perceived persona of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider and this extensive study is detailed in "Letters to Lara." Students of cyberpsychology and cyberculture have found this useful.

I also compiled a "Museum of Old Jokes" which is self-explanatory and a trip down memory lane for some of my readers. I am convinced that the jokes about current world leaders were made about the leaders of antiquity. "How do you save Pompeius from drowning? You take your foot off his head." As Julius Caesar probably said.

I put together a useful collection of practical recipes in "Xavier's Cook Book".

I made use of 33 years of teaching to write a Classroom Teacher Manual.

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