Too much fighting on the dance floor
Self-hatred: Keith Kahn-Harris on self-hatred; Norm responds.
Leftists who rape, and leftists who excuse rape: Sofie Buckland on Lindsey German and rape-rape: Strauss-Kahn v. Assange; Hugo Schmidt on Germaine Greer on liberal interventionist rape.
Extreme protest: Oliver Duggan on Jody McIntyre and Ron Paul agreeing about Iran. And Gimpy on Brian Haw and the false cures of quackery (h/t Kellie).
Blue Labour: Ed Rooksby on dog whistle politics.
The Middle East: Nick Cohen on an apartheid state.
Bloggery: The Normblog profile of Rob Marchant. Rob blogs here. He also has a nice post on the virtues of "independent bloggers". I was glad to read this: "And Martin in the Margins is a well-read liberal-left independent thinker with no time for lefty dogmas (we need more of those)." And I was also glad to be introduced to Marbury.
And lots more fantastic links from Martin and some Arendtian comment trails from Noga.
Bob's beats: Andrew Calcutt on The Specials' "Ghost Town", thirty years on. More from Kellie, plus a little more Mick Jones.
The Specials - Ghost Town by EMI_Music