Jordan Hindson Jordan is a third year Biomedical Sciences student at the University of Warwick. His column focuses on the elusive relationship between art and politics; he has written about the response of poets to the Spanish Civil War, and about what the film Dr. Strangelove can tell us about the debate over nuclear weapons. His degree demands that he take at least a cursory interest in science, and so the more practical intersection between science and politics is something he plans to write about. He strongly welcomes any comment on or criticism of any of his articles, and can be contacted by email at, or on @Jordan_Hindson on Twitter.

Jordan Hindson explores the relationship between mental illness and the creative temperament, with the help of Kay Redfield Jamison’s seminal book Touched with Fire.

Jordan Hindson reads Arthur Koestler’s novel Darkness at Noon, and reflects on the chilling moment in history that gave rise to the Moscow Show Trials.

Jordan Hindson examines the use of the death penalty in the US, and argues that Albert Camus still has a lot to teach us.

Jordan Hindson explains why the Spanish Civil War was such attractive subject matter for twentieth-century artists and intellectuals, and explores the immortal works that they produced in response to the conflict.

Jordan Hindson examines Dr. Strangelove and the Cuban Missile Crisis to reflect on the twisted logic that frames the nuclear debate.

Jordan Hindson discusses what Nafisi’s memoir reveals about the intersection between art and revolutionary politics.