douglas-murphy

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Douglas Murphy

Douglas Murphy is a writer, teacher, and architect. His latest book is Nincompoopolis: The Follies of Boris Johnson (Repeater, 2017).

All Kinds of Folk

The late Alasdair Gray was Glasgow’s greatest writer and painter, a talent worthy of that great city, which he depicted in murals and his monumental novels.

Lidos for All

Under capitalism private rooftop pools atop lavish apartment blocks dot the skylines of our cities – but, under socialism, the public pool could be a civic investment in the good life.

The Addison Act at 100

A century ago, the Addison Act made working class housing a responsibility of the state - and paved the way for the construction of hundreds of thousands of council homes.