Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Luk√°cs

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The future in the present

'Tony Benn...told us a cheery little story. When Alastair Campbell's book came out last year, Benn hurried to Waterstone's to buy a copy. He expected huge queues, but there were none. So he went up to the assistant and asked: "Do you have a copy of The Blair Years?"

"How do you spell Blair?"'


From here.

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At 12:08 pm, Anonymous a very public sociologist said...

Perhaps the assistant was confused cos she couldn't find 'Bliar' in the database ...

 

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