January: Round about now, end of old year/beginning of new, we are bombarded with lists of what people have read and loved, and of what they're looking forward to reading in the coming year.
February: When the Occupy movement got going last year, it was possible simultaneously to support its central concerns - about the extent of economic inequality and the way the financial crisis is affecting lower-income groups - and to retain a certain scepticism towards the more extreme claims being made for it...
March: Provided, that is, that the killing is painless.
April: The article by Eliane Glaser here raises the question of whether the concept of false consciousness is a useful one.
May: Alex Preston is the author of This Bleeding City and The Revelations.
June: James Bloodworth was born in Bridgwater, Somerset, in 1982 and went to school at the Kings of Wessex in Cheddar.
July: Following up on the view of Ezra Klein's that I quoted in this post, I now draw your attention to a column in the New York Times by Pamela S. Karlan, professor of public interest law at Stanford University:
August: Hope figures in the thinking of Primo Levi both as a direct subject of reflection and, more obliquely, as implicit in cognate themes pointing to the persistence of humane impulses in conditions of the most terrible adversity.
September: The Observer today reports that Archbishop Desmond Tutu 'has called for Tony Blair and George Bush to be hauled before the international criminal court in The Hague'.
October: Eric Hobsbawm has died at the age of 95.
November: Here's Jonathan Chait making the case for Obama:
December: Responding to my post about 'Yid' chants, a longtime reader and Spurs fan has written with the observations below.
Is that a representative sample? I don't think so.