Comments in issue 2570-2571

75 years ago: Fellowship of COs formed

by Albert Beale

Pacifists are now looking back 100 years to the start of the First World War, and at the lessons still to be learned by those who renounce war. Our predecessors, who were looking back from only 25 years’ distance, also digested the lessons of that earlier era, but with a greater sense of urgency.

The defiant ones

by Marc Hudson

Another staggering work of heart-breaking genius – about activists and academics

the street of the poet Al-Mutanabbi

by Jeff Cloves

Paging all poets