“But while Marx is honoured as a great thinker, Lassalle is adored as a great leader. His striking figure and meteoric career have made a deep impression upon the hearts and minds of the organized masses; his romantic, though foolish, end, his human failings, even his egoism endear him to them. They have enshrined his memory in poetry and song, while it appears to be as impossible for them to be lyrical over Marx as it is to set Das Kapital to music.” — W. Stephen Sanders, The Socialist Movement in Germany, Fabian Society Tract #169, February 1913, p.9.
Archive for August, 2003
W. E. B. Du Bois, popular hero, born, Massachusetts, 23 February 1868; died, Ghana, 27 August, 1963.
I bought myself a scanner the other day, and, to see how easy it is to do this kind of thing, I’ve just scanned and republished the text of an old P.E.P. pamphlet from September 1944, Are Refugees an Asset? on this site, spread over five brand new webpages.
Do go and have a read – and tell me if you spot any horrible glitches anywhere…
If you’re curious and/or impatient, the anonymous PEP pamphleteer thinks the answer is “Yes”, which is one of the many reasons it is a fine pamphlet, and highly deserving of a place somewhere in cyberspace.
Everyone Who’s Anyone in Adult Trade Publishing, the idiosyncratic website which combines a directory of literary agents and the like with a large collection of one author’s rejection letters has recently been updated for its second edition. Well worth a browse, though it may be an acquired taste.
The combination of Test Match cricket on the radio, a full, large glass of NZ Sauvignon blanc, late afternoon fine Summer weather outside and a vast amount of documentation recently posted to the Hutton Inquiry website is pretty intoxicating.
Or maybe that’s just the booze. (And it’s not yet 6pm).
It is very good indeed to have all the Hutton documents in one, very accessible place. Usually we have to wait 30 years for this kind of stuff to appear. Most of the really interesting documents seem to have made its way into the public domain already, so there aren’t any huge surprises so far, but it is good to be able to read so many copies of so many documents in one go.
Ben Bradshaw, eh? What an irritating little shit.