[Marxism] Redfriars - the Public School of the Socialist Workers Party
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Sun Feb 17 16:10:18 MST 2013
From: Louis Proyect
> I think the thing that works against this "meme" is the character of Tony Cliff himself, who is about as far
> from the Oxbridge snob image you can get. From what I have heard, he was a coarse, poorly-dressed, Jew
> who probably would have gotten a worse treatment at Oxford than Laural and Hardy.
On the other hand, Alex Callinicos is a magnet for this kind of satire.
"Callinicos is a descendant, through his mother, of the 19th century English historian Lord Acton. During World War II his Greek father was active in the Greek Resistance to Nazi occupation, whilst his mother, the Hon. Ædgyth Bertha Milburg Mary Antonia Frances Lyon-Dalberg-Acton, was the daughter of the 2nd Lord Acton. He was educated at St George's College, Harare.
Callinicos himself first became involved in revolutionary politics as a student at Balliol College, Oxford, from which he received his BA and where he knew Christopher Hitchens."
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