For those interested in the ideas and philosophies that underpin political debate - both in the UK and elsewhere - this course may prove useful. Why is liberalism the UK's dominant ideology, at a time when the Lib Dems are terminally depressed? Why is conservatism such a force in the Labour Party? Why is it possible to despise multiculturalism while adoring a multi-cultural society? And why is it possible to describe Hitler, Gandhi, Stalin, Mussolini, Nicola Sturgeon, Nelson Mandela and Nigel Farage as co-ideologists? This course, which may erupt into violence from time to time, will endeavour to answer such questions, while occasionally putting certain ideologies (such as anarcho-syndicalism) into practice on the streets of Wilmslow. Those who are nervous should stay away; those who are angry should enlist without delay.
The ideologies covered will be:
Liberalism, conservatism, socialism, nationalism, Marxism, feminism, anarchism, multiculturalism, ecologism and (reflecting the course tutor's own ideological leanings) 'endi-ism'.
(Sessions led by Richard Kelly….unless stated otherwise)