Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

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

Friday, October 14, 2005

Quick salute

Speaking of Harolds, Histomat would like to salute Harold Pinter, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature. He is a worthy winner in his own right - as well as being an outstandingly courageous critic of imperialism. Christopher Hitchens gives a sense of the anger of the rulers of the world to this: 'The award to someone who gave up literature for politics decades ago, and whose politics are primitive and hysterically anti-American and pro-dictatorial, is part of the almost complete degradation of the Nobel racket.' That shows how important Pinter is today.

Edited to add: Pilger on Pinter

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