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mp <mp {AT} aktivix.org>
     Re: Stuart Hall: Stalinist in theory and Blairite in politics
allan siegel <allan {AT} allansiegel.info>
     Richard Barbrook who?
"Patrice Riemens" <patrice {AT} xs4all.nl>
     Re: Stuart Hall: Stalinist in theory and Blairite in 

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Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:30:09 +0100
From: mp <mp {AT} aktivix.org>
Subject: Re: <nettime> Stuart Hall: Stalinist in theory and Blairite in politics

On 13/02/14 04:38, Richard Barbrook wrote:

> If there is one lesson to be learnt from this sad tale of political
> failure and theoretical chicanery, we must not make the same mistake
> as Hall and his disciples. Comrades - let us become Marxists who've
> read some Marx!

.. it was going so well, but in the end you ruined it all. Unless you're
speaking of Groucho, of course.

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From: allan siegel <allan {AT} allansiegel.info>
Subject: Richard Barbrook who?
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 13:50:20 +0100

Hello,
Richard Barbrook=92s overwrought diatribe against the memory of Stuart =
Hall proves, lest anyone forget, that shallow ultra-leftism comes in all =
sizes and shapes. If anyone has an I=92M A REAL MARXIST button please =
send it Richard - we don=92t want to lose sight of a true believer.

=93straight, no chaser=94 - RIP Stuart your memory will surely endure.

allan

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Date: Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:14:56 +0100
Subject: Re: <nettime> Stuart Hall: Stalinist in theory and Blairite in 
From: "Patrice Riemens" <patrice {AT} xs4all.nl>

As Colonel Race (David Niven) in 'Death on the Nile' would have said:
"Well, at least it's a fresh approach".

Cheerio, p+2D!
(met SH once, nice guy, R.I.P.!)

> I suppose those who make their living out of teaching Cultural Studies
> have to mourn the demise of Stuart Hall. However, the airbrushing of
> Hall's unpleasant politics in his obituaries cannot be allowed to pass
> without some attempt at correcting the historical record. Here are my
> thoughts which come from someone who - in more than one period of his
> life - was on the opposite side of the barricades to this high priest
> of philosophical confusion.

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