Friday, October 12, 2007
Heartfield, James. "New Left, Old Pessimism." MUTE October 10, 2007
In Duncan Thompson’s book, Pessimism of the Intellect: A History of the New Left Review, he painstakingly reconstructs the journal’s long-term engagement with the British left from its reconstitution after the Prague Spring right up until today. Despite the intra-left skirmishes and role reversals it relates the bigger picture that emerges, writes James Heartfield, is of the British left’s historical inability to act. . . . Read the review here: http://www.metamute.org/en/New-Left-Old-Pessimism.