Three Monkeys Online

A Curious, Alternative Magazine

Padraig McGrath

The Synthetic Public Ideology of Putin’s Russia

Monday, July 25th, 2016

Situated adjacent to the Crimean Parliament building in Simferopol, the newly rebuilt Cathedral of Saint Alexander Nevsky is a magnificent structure. Gilded onion-domes, Greco-Roman columns and pediments – it looks every bit as classy as a well financed Orthodox cathedral should be. On entering, a question occurs to me, however – why are the icons […]

Crimea and the kenosis of the European soul

Monday, March 10th, 2014

“You write down in your newspaper articles that Russia and Ukraine will never be separated,” said Kolya, sticking his index-finger for emphasis like a boxer sticks the jab, “You tell them that!” Then he continued “I hope that you’re not here to debase the moral order of our society” – rumours about “provocateurs,” both foreign […]

Behind the Euromaidan Protests in Ukraine

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Padraig McGrath, based in the autonomous republic of Crimea, in Ukraine, sends a report about the continuing protest movement in Ukraine. Artur Protsiv says that he misses the Ukranian mafia. He points down toward the street in the Black Sea port and resort-town of Yevpatoriya, and explains why. “Our mayor was a Mafioso,” he says, […]

Islam and Modernity by Iftikhar H. Malik

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Historian Iftikhar H. Malik offers a wealth of case studies ranging from Muslim Spain and the Ottoman Empire to the present day, to examine what it is like to be a Muslim in the West today.

God:an Itinerary by Régis Debray

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Régis Debray’s purpose in this major new book is to trace the episodes of the genesis of God, His itinerary and the costs of His survival.

Pornocopia – Porn, Sex, Technology and Desire – by Laurence O’Toole

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

A spirited and well-researched defense of pornography focussing on legal constraints that curtail the ‘industry’.

Tarantula by Thierry Jonquet

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

English translation of stylish French pot-boiler, currently being adapted for the screen by Pedro Almodovar.

Everyone’s Pretty by Lydia Millet

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Social satire and black comedy from the author of My Happy Life and George Bush, Prince of Darkness.

The Fountain at the Center of the World – by Robert Newman

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

The third novel from comedian Robert Newman. The Fountain at the Centre of the World is billed as “an anti-globalization novel”.

Full Spectrum Disorder – by Stan Goff

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

An analysis of the role a resurgent American militarism plays in shaping foreign policy, written by ex-Special Forces serviceman Stan Goff.