England

Brexit, British Nostalgia and Selling Biscuits

Today The Telegraph reported how the Tory government will make sure that Great Britain will remain prosper in the face of the impending exit from the European Union. The article reads like a pastiche, an irony laden story book from a hundred years ago. And perhaps that’s all what Brexit was about from the get-go Brexit is a power fantasy. A conservative dreamland of Victorian patriotism and chauvinistic bigheadery. Brexit…


A Contemporary Look at Dracula

Having recently re-read “Dracula” (technically reading it for the first time, since I realised that at an earlier point I read a cleaned up, PG version), I came fascinated by the thematics and the relevance of the story in the time it was written. Bram Stoker’s famous novel is an intriguing period-piece, giving a striking image of English society in the late 19th century. It’s suspenseful, brilliantly paced but also…