Histomat: Adventures in Historical Materialism

'Historical materialism is the theory of the proletarian revolution.' Georg Lukács

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

A poem for Geoff Hoon

Parents when a child is born
Wish it to be intelligent.
I through intelligence
Having ruined my whole life
Wish the boy to be both ignorant and stupid.
Then he can crown a tranquil existence
By becoming a Cabinet Minister.

(Ancient Chinese poem)

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At 11:57 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A quick impertinent note to say that we are having an adventure in historical materialism at a conference on Marxism and Children's Literature. Anyone interested in attending or contributing, please go to www.michaelrosen.co.uk, scroll down latest news till you get to 'Academic'. Do delete this, Snowball, if you think I shouldn't advertise on your blog.

At 12:09 am, Blogger Snowball said...

Isakovsky - I am honoured to have such esteemed guests leaving comments on my blog to be honest - welcome.

The Marxism and Childrens Literature conference ( on March 23rd in Hertfordshire somewhere) sounds intriguing. Thanks.

At 6:34 pm, Blogger Philip said...

From the Chambers dictionary:

hoon (Austr slang) n lout, yob; a pimp.

Imagine that.

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