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Beyoncé's Cowboy Carter: A masterpiece of corporate kitsch

The star’s new album, which alternates between the forgettable and the ludicrous, is a ready-made vehicle for the promotion of racialist and gender politics, along with the generation of corporate profits.

Erik Schreiber, James Martin

Documenting and misrepresenting the 1984-85 British miners’ strike

Their overriding message is that the critical experience of class struggle in post-war Britain was essentially a tragic misunderstanding. However heroic and self-sacrificing the miners’ actions over their year-long strike, the escalation was regrettable, and moderation could have ensured the industry’s managed decline.

Paul Bond

Beyoncé's Cowboy Carter: A masterpiece of corporate kitsch

The star’s new album, which alternates between the forgettable and the ludicrous, is a ready-made vehicle for the promotion of racialist and gender politics, along with the generation of corporate profits.

Erik Schreiber, James Martin
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