Mike Faulkner is a British citizen. He lives in London where for many years he taught history and political science at Barnet College, until his retirement in 2002. He has written a two-weekly column, Letter from the UK,for TPJ Magazine since 2008. Over the years his articles have appeared in such publications as Marxism Today, Monthly Review and China Now. He is a regular visitor to the United Sates where he has friends and family in New York City.
Recent Essays by Michael Faulkner, Letter from the UK
By Michael Faulkner - 11.17.13
“The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.” V.I. Lenin. The State and Revolution.
“The Politics of the Unpolitical” was the title of a collection of essays written in the 1940s by the English anarchist poet and art critic, Sir Herbert Read. He was the only anarchist to receive a...
By Michael Faulkner – 11.03.13
It is tempting to extend the pun by describing the close cooperation between the United States’ NSA and the United Kingdom’s GCHQ in snooping on their own people and the rest of the world, as the USSR – the United Spies Special Relationship. In the past, Letter from the UK has been very skeptical about the “special relationship” that is claimed...