Margins of Marxism:
Islamism and anti-Muslim racism:

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Comparing tyrannies
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  • Richard continues his lovely My Lewisham series with Manor Park.
Musical post-script
This song has been in my head all week. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson's great song "We almost lost Detroit", from a 1990 London live show.


ModernityBlog said…
That's a post and a half, Bob.

I think with the anti-war movement there is a tendency to use hindsight to explain away, in fairly simple terms, why it ceased to be significant.

It is something that the Left is very good at, explaining away fault, rationalizing missed chances.

What might have been better is, to take a few pointers along the way (Mick Rix resigning, Mark Steel's point) and look critical at the *leadership* and what obvious mistakes were made, not to excuse it or dismiss the problems, but make a stab at understanding what might have been and how not to fuck it up so conspicuously next time.

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