Wednesday, 28 September 2011

one of the great blogs is no more.

cheers Graeme.

i'm going to re-up a David Harvey quote this blog has borrowed once before, first from Graeme's site; it seems appropriate.

My view is that [neoliberalism] refers to a class project that coalesced in the crisis of the 1970s. Masked by a lot of rhetoric about individual freedom, liberty, personal responsibility and the virtues of privatisation, the free market and free trade, it legitimised draconian policies designed to restore and consolidate capitalist class power. This project has been successful, judging by the incredible centralisation of wealth and power observable in all those countries that took the neoliberal road. And there is no evidence that it is dead.

- The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism
Return of the Rajavi Cult

Oliver Craner on the Mujahedin-e Khalq

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Tom Hardy, i like this boy, i have a man crush on him. i like his line about dreaming a little bigger, darling (or however it goes) in the Nolan film Inception.

and i also like how Leonardo DiCaprio is growing into some modern weary/driven Robert Mitchum, looks wise, these days, bulking up after a fresh-faced adolescence courting the likes of Claire Danes.

and i particularly like the still, centered quality that Joseph Gordon-Levitt - DiCaprio's foil - brought to same movie. i liked the cast. (Memento by a country mile remains the fave Nolan but here we go.)

clip below.

this post is all about Tom Hardy.