Archive for December, 2003

OK: that’s it for the year

December 15th, 2003

The Virtual Stoa’s off on holiday, and will be back after the New Year.

So come back then.

Apologies…

December 13th, 2003

… for the lack of activity over here in the last week or so: I’ve been too busy over the last week or so (i) taking a Gaggia coffee machine repeatedly to bits with a colleague, (ii) interviewing university applicants and (iii) proof-reading. And being comprehensively routed on the streets of London on Monday, of course [see below]. All there’s time to do now is to record my opinion that this man is unelectable.

DSW, #8

December 13th, 2003

Jill Craigie, 1914-1999.

[Hmm: the link over at last year's entry isn't working: try this instead.]

Self-parody alert!

December 10th, 2003

The headlines from yesterday’s Daily Mail about the rugby parade on Monday were excellent: “HEROES“, said the front page, advertising a “Glorious 8-Page Souvenir Picture Pullout”. The news article on page two boasted that there were “Nearly a million on the streets – and not one arrest”. And, best of all, on the opinion page, we had this: “On the day the politically-correct haters of our history and identity were routed… PATRIOTIC AND PROUD OF IT”, introducing an article by, god help us, Neil Lyndon.Too busy to post much this week, I’m afraid. Being routed so comprehensively takes up a lot of time.

Public Service Announcement

December 10th, 2003

The Normblog has moved.

Dead Socialist Watch, #64

December 6th, 2003

Frantz Fanon, international revolutionary and author of, among others, The Wretched of the Earth. Born in Martinique, 20 July 1925; died in Bethesda, Maryland, 6 December 1961.

Dead Socialist Watch, #63

December 6th, 2003

Louis Blanc, French socialist: born 29 October 1811 in Madrid; died 6 December 1882 in Cannes.

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