[Marxism] Spiked online update
lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Nov 9 08:47:27 MST 2005
>All a bit above my head - never heard of Hill and Knowlton before - what
>connection had/has it with Furedi and spike on-line?
They cosponsor conferences with spiked-online on a regular basis:
Go to http://www.spiked-online.com/event/2004-01.htm and search for Hill
>I don't really know much about Furedi - except that he writes, sometimes
>amusing, articles in the AUT journal.
Most of the attacks on Furedi in the British press have been tainted by
Guardian-style liberalism, which often represents his past opposition to
NATO intervention in the Balkans as holocaust denial. In fact that is the
best thing that LM ever did. Frankly, I think that Furedi usually hoists
himself on his own petard. Here's what he wrote in the Kent sociology
department newsletter some time back:
Tuesday: I am in a quiet state of agitation. The headlines are dominated by
the outbreak of violence in the Middle East and no matter how hard I try, I
cannot remember the name of the right-wing Israeli
politician, whose visit to the Muslim shrine (whose name I can also not
recall), sparked the whole thing off.
"Wednesday: More violence in Israel. But things are looking up -- the
debate on sex education is in the news. That's more my kind of issue. Now
if only there was another nice controversy about something with a
"Thursday: I am feeling depressed. The violence in the Middle East
dominates the news. The media have dropped the sex education debate."
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