Here. The usual cry: The evidence has been destroyed, so you need to read between the lines.
Every political movement worth anything is composed of loonies, fools and thieves (I speak as an ex-warrior), and I don’t think it’s defamatory to suggest that the loonies are quite grossly over-represented in this one.
I also miss the (admittedly mild) self-awareness I’ve found in most other movements – the empathy that enables participants to understand that sensible people may actually see them as loonies, fools and thieves, even if they feel they can argue their way past that judgement.
In England, excepting miniscule fanaticisms like the SWP, the BNP and CAMRA, there is also always self-deprecatory humour:
Q: Didn’t it take the EU 12 years to draw up rules about chocolate?
No, it was 15 years, Clegg says.
… but in Barcelona there is none.
Norman Cohn’s The Pursuit of the Millennium made a tremendous impression during my student off-piste reading (which is to say, all of it), but I guess I kind of hoped for a bit more depth from such people in real life.
- More mad shepherds
“Their travel preparations involved the slaughter of Jews and of non-ecstatic clerics, as well as the usual catalogue of rape and
- Me speakee inglés
Carles Miró’s new blog links to the defunct fum i estalzí, which I also used to read, and which carried Johnson’s
- MIDI versions of player piano rolls
I just found Terry Smythe’s tremendous player piano site, which roughly 5782 MIDI files converted from scanned rolls. The relevance to
- Why London property costs so much
And how not to fix it.
- I had a large farmhouse in the Catalan mountains and I burnt it down
Francesc Pujols’ global taxonomy of women’s caresses.