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His academic rust could not burn them up: a very late reply on orthodox Markism and skipping class

Does anyone really think, for instance, that things would improve if we replaced the whole managerial and banking class with a whole new set of (‘better’) people? Surely, on the contrary, it is evident that the vices are engendered by … Continue reading

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An American vampire in London: reheating some very cold beef

In the beginning was the word, and the word was some people arguing on the internet. In 2013, someone wrote an article which made the true and valid point that, when people say unkind things (on the internet or elsewhere, … Continue reading

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2017: those that got away, those that we lost

Around this time of year, I usually try to do a kind of annual review. This time round, I really don’t feel up to that task, even in the limited terms of “news related to fields that I take an … Continue reading

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Memorial fund to support Mark Fisher’s family

Friends and comrades of the late Mark Fisher have set up a collection for his bereaved wife and child. They explain they “have set up this collection to raise money for them, in the hope that it will allow them … Continue reading

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RIP Mark Fisher

It’s always sad to hear about someone you respected dying, and there’s a strange sense of guilt that goes along with it when your main public engagement with their ideas involved pointing out (sometimes quite forcefully) where you thought they … Continue reading

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That joke isn’t funny anymore: on satire, nostalgia and class

I recently encountered an article by Mark Fisher about satire and class, which are two subjects I’m quite interested in. However, I’m also quite sceptical of some of the arguments he makes, so I thought it was worth examining why. … Continue reading

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Vampires aren’t actually real, though. Class is: a reply to Mark Fisher’s castle of bollocks

2019 update: five years down the line, I still don’t think that the article I was replying to here was a very good one, but I think that I let myself be provoked into responding in a way that mirrored … Continue reading

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