Dickens’ A Christmas Carol – The problem with benevolent capitalism

Dickens’ novella A Christmas Carol has been celebrated by socialists and non-socialists alike for its anti-capitalist sentiments following the rapid acceleration of the Industrial Revolution. But with further inspection, Dickens’ glorification of the charitable acts of capitalists highlights not only a pro-capitalist message of the time, but also identifies the ongoing narrative visible in today’s…

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Review: Hamilton at the West End

The ‘room’ in question is in fact the beautifully refurbished Victoria Palace Theatre which plays host to Lin-Manuel Miranda’s multi-award winning contemporary masterpiece. Through 46 gloriously varied, heart-wrenching and punchy songs, Miranda ingeniously retells the story of Alexander Hamilton and the founding fathers through the lens of current day America. The historically white founding fathers…

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