Your favourite library article and why...

34 posts / 0 new
Last post
posi
Offline
Joined: 24-09-05
Feb 20 2007 19:56
Your favourite library article and why...

I'm such a fan of this: Your Face Is So Mysteriously Kind - Monsieur Dupont.

It's like me, now (but really eloquent, and good at writing), talking to me 4 years ago - and characterising where I was with total accuracy. Every time I read it though, I find something new and perceptive. I'm also a great fan of the book Nihilist Communism - especially the Piven & Cloward-esque analysis of the lorry drivers fuel price protest convoys...

Joseph Kay's picture
Joseph Kay
Offline
Joined: 14-03-06
Feb 20 2007 20:02

good idea for a thread, i'll have a think ...

georgestapleton's picture
georgestapleton
Offline
Joined: 4-08-05
Feb 21 2007 01:55

I'm tempted to say Lenin in England by Tronti. Just cos it's so short and clear.

I presume you mean articles and not pamphlet or books.

ticking_fool
Offline
Joined: 12-03-05
Feb 21 2007 08:54
Quote:
I'm such a fan of this: Your Face Is So Mysteriously Kind - Monsieur Dupont.

That is brilliant - and I can just imagine the row it would start.

madashell's picture
madashell
Offline
Joined: 19-06-06
Feb 21 2007 09:09
posi wrote:
I'm such a fan of this: Your Face Is So Mysteriously Kind - Monsieur Dupont.

Oh fucking hell, I've been looking for that for ages, I'd completely forgotten the the author and the full title.

nastyned
Offline
Joined: 30-09-03
Feb 21 2007 16:18
Monsieur Dupont wrote:
learning at the school of hard knocks makes you stupid, look at boxers

angry

Pah, I should have stuck to my resolution to not read anything by that bloke. Never again.

Volin's picture
Volin
Offline
Joined: 24-01-05
Feb 21 2007 16:25

Who is Monsieur Dupont anyways?

I'll have a think about my choice...(oh, the fun! grin)

Steven.'s picture
Steven.
Offline
Joined: 27-06-06
Feb 21 2007 16:35

Former signal pilpil. Ex-communication worker group guy. was he in the AF as well?

nastyned
Offline
Joined: 30-09-03
Feb 21 2007 16:54

Yes, twice. And Subversion. Also used to produce 'Proletarian gob'.

James Woolley
Offline
Joined: 18-11-06
Feb 21 2007 21:25

The Soul of Man under Socialism.

Serge Forward's picture
Serge Forward
Offline
Joined: 14-01-04
Feb 21 2007 22:44

And I even used to share a house with him many years ago, in a galaxy far far away...

James Woolley
Offline
Joined: 18-11-06
Feb 21 2007 22:45

This isn't in the library, but I thought I post the link here, since I don't think it warrants a new thread.

Quite an interesting discussion:

http://www.takver.com/history/sydney/greer1972.htm

nastyned
Offline
Joined: 30-09-03
Feb 21 2007 23:16
James Woolley wrote:

Quite an interesting discussion:

http://www.takver.com/history/sydney/greer1972.htm

I've just had a quick look but this bit certainly made me raise an eyebrow:

Germaine Greer wrote:
I am much more political now than I was then - I'm an anarchist still, but I'd say now I am an anarchist communist which I wasn't then

Volin's picture
Volin
Offline
Joined: 24-01-05
Feb 22 2007 12:10
Germaine Greer wrote:
I am much more political now than I was then - I'm an anarchist still, but I'd say now I am an anarchist communist which I wasn't then

Och ffs, she's a liberal hack who likes young boys who haven't started shaving - how can she even delude herself that she's an anarchist??

-

The Book of Pleasures, not read it yet but totally loved the Revolution of Everyday Life. Jaaazzz and Radical Theory, comrades!

Steven.'s picture
Steven.
Offline
Joined: 27-06-06
Feb 22 2007 12:12
Volin wrote:
Germaine Greer wrote:
I am much more political now than I was then - I'm an anarchist still, but I'd say now I am an anarchist communist which I wasn't then

Och ffs, she's a liberal hack who likes young boys who haven't started shaving - how can she even delude herself that she's an anarchist?

The same way this guy can?

James Woolley
Offline
Joined: 18-11-06
Feb 22 2007 14:19
Volin wrote:
Och ffs, she's a liberal hack

You're kidding, right?

Have you read The Female Eunuch? Libertarian Communism pervades the work.

It's amazing how some people think they can still say that someone is not an anarchist even though the person has described themself as such.

Also, read the entire discussion and pick out the quotes that you think demonstrate how 'liberal' she is.

WeTheYouth
Offline
Joined: 16-10-03
Feb 22 2007 14:23

The relevance of anarchism to modern society - http://libcom.org/library/relevance-dolgoff

Makes me feel good when i read it.

magnifico
Offline
Joined: 29-11-05
Feb 22 2007 15:10

I read the whole woman a while back and can't remember it all that well, the memory i do have of it though was basically that she was constantly attcking men whatever they did ie arguing that all men were automatically chauvanists, just that some of us were fake as well and so tried to hide it by pretending not to be. There was basically nothing a man could do or say that would make her not condemn him as a total bastard.

nastyned
Offline
Joined: 30-09-03
Feb 22 2007 15:19
James Woolley wrote:
It's amazing how some people think they can still say that someone is not an anarchist even though the person has described themself as such.

That article was from 1972. I'd be very surprised if she still described herself as an anarchist communist.

magnifico
Offline
Joined: 29-11-05
Feb 22 2007 15:23

She was a lecturer when i was at uni about 7 years ago, one time i deliberately didn't hold a door for her.

at the time i did this because i was a dick, and thought 'well you're a feminist so you must not want men to hold doors for you hahaha'. then i became very politicised and very fucking self-righteous and lifestylist about everything and was racked with guilt that i had done this thing. now i don't mind so much again cos she's a bit of a nob. I would still hold a door for her though.

she did do well good lectures as well, she did one on that filthy bastard the earl of rochester where she likened him to eminem, and she did another one about languages, she speaks about seven. cool

Black Flag
Offline
Joined: 26-04-06
Feb 22 2007 16:26

I would have to say Bash The Fash is my fave so far.the piece on Che Guevara was good too.

James Woolley
Offline
Joined: 18-11-06
Feb 22 2007 16:44
revol68 wrote:
when i read James Woolleys posts I sort of pass out for a second before awakening with an inexplicable desire to join Openly Classist.

Rather than obsessively attacking me on these boards almost every time I post, just send me a message. Unless you want your perceived wit to be viewed by all.

Steven.'s picture
Steven.
Offline
Joined: 27-06-06
Feb 22 2007 16:50

oi, cut it out.

fort-da game
Offline
Joined: 16-02-06
Feb 23 2007 14:49

The two most influential texts on my ideas are Negation’s ‘Lip and the self-managed counter revolution’ and Camatte’s ‘Wandering of humanity’.

Both demonstrate the importance of dialectivcal process in thought and the refusal of advocating particular forms as solutions – both distinguish between the categories of the milieu and humanity in its entirety and show that there is no necessary connection between them. They smashed my received notions of what I was for and what I was against.

Little did I realise at the time that by reading these two documents I would problematise my life to the extent that I now lead an existence traipsing between purist irrelevance and a nagging sense of futility.

pil

madashell's picture
madashell
Offline
Joined: 19-06-06
Feb 23 2007 15:13
James Woolley wrote:
It's amazing how some people think they can still say that someone is not an anarchist even though the person has described themself as such.

I could describe myself as a tree, it wouldn't make me tall and leafy.

What are your thoughts on the National Anarchists, by the way?

JDMF's picture
JDMF
Offline
Joined: 21-05-04
Feb 23 2007 15:17

my favourite is expectedly:
http://libcom.org/library/an-open-letter-to-the-iwa-from-sac-1998

grin

James Woolley
Offline
Joined: 18-11-06
Feb 23 2007 16:37
madashell wrote:
I could describe myself as a tree, it wouldn't make me tall and leafy.

What are your thoughts on the National Anarchists, by the way?

Obviously they're twats. There is nothing in the definition though, of anarchism, which precludes the nationalistic part. If you ask a National Anarchist if they want to smash the state and capitalism, they'll say yes. It's just that they have other ideas which ruin everything else. Anyway, if you read the interview you'll see that Greer's description of herself as an anarchist-communist is fully justified, and I doubt she has changed her mind about all of it now.

madashell's picture
madashell
Offline
Joined: 19-06-06
Feb 23 2007 16:42
James Woolley wrote:
Obviously they're twats. There is nothing in the definition though, of anarchism, which precludes the nationalistic part.

Erm, yes, there is, to have a nation, you have to have a state. The NA are fucking fascists.

jef costello's picture
jef costello
Offline
Joined: 9-02-06
Feb 24 2007 16:35
magnifico wrote:
she did do well good lectures as well, she did one on that filthy bastard the earl of rochester where she likened him to eminem, and she did another one about languages, she speaks about seven. cool

Her book on Rochester is pretty good to.

Quote:
Unless you want your perceived wit to be viewed by all.

Of course he does as do you.