Posts By John Green

Possibilities and the New Anarchism

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Over the weekend, William Wall brought this 2002 article by David Graeber, which has recently been republished on the site Autonomy Against Barbarism, to my attention. It reminded me of John Green’s review of Graeber’s…

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Books on the Fly

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Each time I update my LibraryThing catalogue with my latest reads I feel guilty about not offering an opinion for the benefit of friends. It’s rare that anyone would actually want to read anything accumulating…

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Urban Wanderings

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Book Review:The Situationists and the City, edited by Tom McDonough, (2009) Verso. It isn’t entirely clear why Verso thought now would be a good time to publish a book of extracts from the writings of…

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An Open Book

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Talking with Sartre: Conversations and Debates, by John Gerassi, 2009, Yale. Central to Jean-Paul Sartre’s philosophy of existentialism is the concept of Bad Faith, the idea that humans avoid taking responsibility for their actions by…

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Speak, Memory

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When the Lights Went Out: Britain in the Seventies, by Andy Beckett. Faber and Faber, 448 pp. About a quarter of the way into Guardian journalist Andy Beckett’s impressive account of Britain in the 1970s,…

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Everywhere in Chains

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George Orwell once said something along the lines of just because the news about the Gulags appeared in the Daily Telegraph, it didn’t mean it wasn’t true. The blurb on the front of Marcus Rediker’s The…

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