[Marxism] Thatcher and "House of Cards"

Mark Lause markalause at gmail.com
Wed Apr 10 09:13:15 MDT 2013


You should also catch the documentary on Machiavelli Ian Richardson did
around the time of the BBC series.

It's an hour of interviewing apolitical Tory shits.  A kind of
intellectualizing of frathouse politics.

For the record, Machiavelli would have been horrified.

ML



On Wed, Apr 10, 2013 at 9:36 AM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:

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> On 4/10/13 9:23 AM, Andrew Pollack wrote:
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>> After watching the US version I went back to view the Brit original. Each
>> wonderfully frightening and intriguing in their own way.
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>> Here's my question: The main character, a Tory himself and totally onboard
>> with Thatcherism, has an intense hatred for her.
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>> Why? The series doesn't make it clear, unless I missed it.
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> Since I'm going to be writing a comparison of the two series, I started
> watching the original myself. I have not gotten to the point where the main
> character has anything to say about Thatcher but I doubt it has to do with
> politics. As the young female reporter who he has been leaking information
> to says to a colleague in the last episode I watched: he is a politician
> without politics.
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