Author Archives: savonarola77
This, from James Baldwin’s The Devil Finds Work (1976), is one of the finest passages of ideological analysis I’ve ever come across: “[T]he zeal which drove Lawrence into the desert does not begin at the point at which we meet … Continue reading
A recent podcast and article in and around the British documentarian’s 6-part series, Can’t Get You Out of My Head: An Emotional History of the Modern World.
A striking passage from Erich Fromm’s essay ‘On the Feeling of Powerlessness’ [PDF], originally published in 1937 in the Zeitschrift für Sozialforschung: “The fact that the bourgeois person is unaware of the psychic impulses thatdetermine his behaviour finds its counterpart … Continue reading
A remarkable documentary (banned and censored at the time of its production), on anti/racism and working class movements featuring Colin Prescod, Darcus Howe, Claudia Jones, A. Sivanandan, and some great footage & analysis.
How long does a crisis take? The inhabitants of the United Kingdom, as well as international witnesses following the events (or lack thereof) of the past three years with a mix of Schadenfreude, bemusement or anxiety, may well be forgiven … Continue reading
This is the transcript of an interview from the weekend edition of Efimerida ton Syntakton (The Editors’ Newspaper), on the relative fortunes of the far right and the radical left, and the fate of SYRIZA. The far right, unlike the left, … Continue reading
“In Grimsby, it was very clear there was a huge disconnect between people’s idea of what power was in the town, and the reality of it. To me, the reality was that power had left the town but had not … Continue reading