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Grayling reviews Žižek

And by “reviews” I mean “asserts that he’s wrong”:

You can, and should, complain vociferously about the harms and wrongs perpetrated by capitalism, but to describe them all as violence makes it impossible to distinguish between what happens when an multinational oil company raises its prices and when it pays to have people bullied off land above an oil deposit. Being paid a low wage and being shot in the head are two different things. If you use the same word for both you are muddling, weakening and misdirecting your argument.

Watch: Monty Python’s Argument Sketch

Priorities

If people want to spend time grilling Obama for unfortunate turns of phrase, wouldn’t it be better to talk about Clinton’s “kitchen sink strategy”?

It is the final conflict

Happy International Workers Day.

A question for readers in the UK

Have any local news broadcasts produced flood-related montages soundtracked by Rihanna’s “Umbrella”?

Ouch

For at least a little while, I've been the top Google result for 'Communist Cliche'. Sure, Google say their results are based on an impersonal algorithm, but this looks an awful lot like an insult to me.

“Russian fishermen catch squeaking alien and eat it”

Is there a better newspaper than pravda.ru? It’s the newspaper implied by the terminological similarity between the Weekly World News and People’s Weekly Word, a combination of flagrant falsehood and Stalinist propaganda. Case in point:

Ufologists and scientists were greatly disappointed when they found out that the fishermen had eaten the monster. They said that they were not scared of the creature so they decided to use it as food. One of the men said that it was the most delicious dish he had ever eaten