So I was talking about ostalgie kitsch and people sleeping in Wartburgs in north London. What, they cry, is he on about? Well, let me throw this one out. When the word was invented, the people who felt ostalgic were a pretty well-defined group sociologically – they were the people who had been part of…Read More feeling westalgic yet?
David Harvey’s Brief History of Neoliberalism is a pretty decent survey, if you’re a slightly naive People and Planet-ish student just dipping a toe into the idea that perhaps, maybe, something is wrong with society. But then, I suspect that this was precisely the audience he had in mind. That sounds sarcastic, because it is.…Read More read this book, if you’ve not read better books