Friday, 28 January 2011

2. A prophetic interview with Sir James Goldsmith in 1994 Pt2

James Goldsmith, proto-Hauntologist


10 comments:

W. Kasper said...

Why is this numbered '2'?

carl said...

because it's part of a longer interview....i'll blog them all...it's interesting stuff.. keen to read the Goldsmith biography,and his book "The Trap"..

W. Kasper said...

Are you familiar with this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mayfair_Set

He can get carried away with his thesis at times, but it's always essential stuff. The BBC needs to run a season of Curtis' films - they're bloody hard to get on DVD!

Greyhoos said...

{ Stunned, stupified silence. }

W. Kasper said...

Stunned at... ?

Re: Your post on news cycle prematurity (elsewhere) -

Unsolcited email last Friday:
"Marxism 2011 - book now and get £5 off!"

Unsolcited email today:
"As revolt spreads through the Arab world - discuss the alternatives at Marxism 2011!"

Made me laugh...

carl said...

yeah,it was the Mayfair Set that sparked my interest...Curtis is great (though he does sometimes overextend himself....but still....) to be honest i find these quasi-repenting capitalists (Soros etc) completely fascinating....I have the impression that Goldsmith was an almost shakesperian figure, finally ruined pschologically by what he had helped to unleash....

W. Kasper said...

A lot of those 70s/80s scoundrels were driven by feeling like 'outsiders' (public school anti-semitism had a lot to do with it)- their psychotic need to assert 'individuality' and often being outright gangsters, but still desperate for establishment respect, like Robert Maxwell, or this master of the dark arts:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/8241884/David-Hart.html

They kind of make me think of the fanatical, ruthless pirates/spies/sorcerers who surrounded Elizabeth I. A lot of whom ended up on the chopping block...

Greyhoos said...

Stunned, because...on a scale from one to ten?

Accuracy and prescience of Goldsmith's analysis: Goes up to 11.

Amusing Charlie Rose vastly-out-of-my-league fidget factor: 8

Clintonian/corporate lackey flagrant horseshite talking points: Breaks the meter.

Phil Knight said...

If you want to read something really jaw-dropping, then go here:

http://thearchdruidreport.blogspot.com/2011/01/onset-of-catabolic-collapse.html

Don't get hung up on him being a weirdy-beard. It's a (literally) stunning piece of writing.

Phil Knight said...

Here's another eye-opener:

http://morrisberman.blogspot.com/2011/01/structuralists.html