Henry C.K. Liu
Jim heartfield wrote:
> In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Doug Henwood
> <dhenwood at panix.com> writes
> >Nathan Newman wrote:
> >>So where do we register Doug as the official pontificator for the
> >>culturally hip materialist left?
> >Only Brits are allowed to play that role on American TV.
> Oh God, Cultural Britain, how embarrassing.
> There was a ditty amongst Keynesian civil servants during the postwar
> reconstruction that ran something like, 'they've got all the money and
> we've got all the brains'. Apart from being patently untrue, such
> fantasies only served to compensate us Brits for our decline.
> Now today, this sad old make-believe is government policy. The Industry
> Minister Peter Mandelson has embroidered (is that anti-gay?) on Chris
> Smith's cultural Britain policy to argue that 'creatives' are the future
> for British capitalism - no longer the workshop of the world, but the
> drawing board - etc etc.
> I think it a moral duty on the part of Americans to burst this last
> bubble of pride and shove all those sad old Brit cultural critics off
> your TV. Time for Doug, Richard Rorty, Judith Butler, Cornel West and
> Mike Davis to take pride of place.
> Jim heartfield