My name is Marc Mulholland. I am a Fellow (lecturer and tutor) in the History Faculty of Oxford University. My College is St Catherine's. I come from Ireland.

This is a blog relating to my book published in 2012 by Oxford University Press, Bourgeois Liberty and the Politics of Fear: From Absolutism to Neo-Conservativism.
Now on sale here and here. If you want 20 per cent off the price, I can arrange that! Send me a message or leave a comment, and I'll tell you how.

The thesis my book is examining was rather pithily summarised by Leon Trotsky in 1939: "Wherever the proletariat appeared as an independent force, the bourgeoisie shifted to the camp of the counter-revolution. The bolder the struggle of the masses, the quicker the reactionary transformation of liberalism." [Context is here]

However, my book isn't a defence of Trotskyism, or indeed any particular ideology. It's a study of an idea that took shape in Left, Right, and Centre variations.

This blog has tid-bits not included in the book, and other thoughts that occur.

You can see book details at the
OUP website.

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Sex Tips from Mr Whippy

From the latest Literary Review, this made me smirk:


Literary Review regrets that Christopher Ross’s review of John Man’s Ninja: 1,000 Years of the Shadow Warriors (LR, August) contained false information about the author. It was incorrectly stated that Mr Man once drove a Mr Whippy ice-cream van and wrote a sex column for Time Out. This information was based on an interview on Macmillan’s website that was erroneously attributed to Mr Man and taken in good faith by the reviewer. Literary Review apologises to Mr Man.

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