Tag Archives: Capitalism

Dear Eileen, on British politics, history, nationalism, &c.

Dear Eileen, First of all thank you for your question about Corbyn, it prompted a lot of thoughts on a wider range of subjects. I apologise for the length of my ranting response and hope it contains enough insights to … Continue reading

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The Spectacle of Lord Freud

Sophists do not win by persuading you to accept their specific arguments; they win by persuading you to accept their general methodology. They win by transforming every newsreader into a self-professed pundit. This is the minor misfortune of the blogosphere, … Continue reading

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Vampires and Class Migration

One of our boogiemen has changed. Vampires were conceived as an evil aristocracy, but in new mythopoeia they are recast as morally ambiguous lumpenproletariat, Marx’s, ‘swindlers, confidence tricksters, brothel-keepers, rag-and-bone merchants, beggars, and other flotsam of society’—more flatteringly describable as … Continue reading

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