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Re: <nettime> Thomas Frank: Forget the FBI cache; the Podesta emails
Patrice Riemens on Sat, 5 Nov 2016 01:10:25 +0100 (CET)


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Re: <nettime> Thomas Frank: Forget the FBI cache; the Podesta emails


On 2016-11-03 10:20, Armin Medosch wrote:

> this is a very bad article, I don't see the point of publishing it on
> nettime. the guarduian should never have published it. this is a
> critique of the elites? oh me god, how far has so called quality
> journalism sunk ...
 <...>

I cannot agree ('oeuf corse') that the article is that bad, but I can 
agree with the subliminal (?) critique that it brings nothing new we 
didn't know, or hadn't read about before. But that was not the idea 
behind my 'filtering' of this particular text. Thomas Frank (sorry, not 
Krank ;-), who, as the Dutch would say, 'has a reputation to lose' as 
author of politically illuminating arguments, gives here a snappy, and 
welcome, 'redux', indeed, of (next to) everything we already knew, or 
had read, about "what the (American - and other) ruling classes do when 
they rule" - to quote Goran Therborn. And concentrates are what make 
arguments stick.

Cheerio, p+2D!

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