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the good old libertarian self-own: This is the sort of thing that sets far back credible efforts to address this matter. It alienates many people with moderate and centre political views and plays into so many fears of those on the right. There is even a name, watermelon, for this hijacking of environmental concerns in order to push economic and ideological beliefs. Here it is particularly bad as this blog by an anthropologist is riddled with cliches and hyperbole The other thing that is concerning here is that this is supposed to be for so-called "global development" professionals. This blog captures extremely well many of the key things wrong with the development industry. The past 30 or more years have provided enormous and widespread benefits to the lives of billions of the world's poorest people. These advances have been achieved largely by trade. Meanwhile, the development industry has only achieved growth for itself while failing miserably and repeatedly to help those it claims to be there to help. This blog reinforces the failed ideas of this industry and attempts to undermine the means that really have helped the world's poor. Both for the sake of the environment and for the sake of humanity, the ideas in this blog need to be dismissed. Share Report NeverMindTheBollocks 5 Nov 2016 18:17 NeverMindTheBollocks 10 Of course, people can choose to believe this blogger, just as people can choose to believe in astrologers. But trying to ruin the lives of billions of the world's poorest by imposing such opinions on them, as well as hijacking the environment for the purpose of promoting such opinions should concern all of us who care about these important matters. Share Report NeverMindThe Bollocks 39 1 GordonLiddle 5 Nov 2016 19:16 You quoted Delingpole about the watermelon piece, green on the outside but red inside. The same Delingpole who works for Breitbart, a very right wing Libertarian rag who think all things green are to be crushed underfoot. A man hell bent on disproving climate change by propaganda paid for by his fossil fuel buddies. Not a good start for an alternative point. the good old libertarian self-own
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I asked for the lyrics for Linus Said (Music parody of Momma said) not a whole frickin book....: Sparksammy Today at 7:02 PM !lyrics Rythm 8OT Today at 7:02 PM Searching lyrics for Linus Said Music Parody Cedited) Chapter 1 The Functions of Criticism 1.1 The End of Criticism? I first thought of writing this book when I realised that hardly any of the students of literature I encountered these days practised what I myself had been trained to regard as literary criticism. Like thatching or clog dancing, literary criticism seems to be something of a dying art. Since many of these students are bright and capable enough, the fault would seem to lie largely with their teachers. The truth is that quite a few teachers of literature nowadays do not practise literary criticism either, since they, in turn, were never taught to do so. This charge may seem pretty rich, coming as it does from a literary theorist. Wasn't it literary theory, with its soulless abstractions and vacuous generalities, which destroyed the habit of close reading in the first place? I have pointed out elsewhere that this is one of the great myths or unexamined clichés of contemporary critical debate 1 It is one of those 'everybody knows' pieties, like the that serial killers look just like you and me, keep themselves to themselves, but always have a polite word for their neighbours. It is as much a shop-soiled banality as the claim that Christmas has become dreadfully commercialised. Like all tenacious myths which refuse to vanish whatever the evidence, it is there to serve specific interests. The idea that literary theorists killed poetry dead because with their shrivelled hearts and swollen brains they are incapable of spotting a metaphor, let alone a tender feeling, is one of the more obtuse critical platitudes of our time. The truth is that almost all major literary theorists engage in scrupulously close reading. The Russian Formalists on Gogol or Pushkin, Bakhtin on Rabelais, Adorno on Brecht, Benjamin on Baudelaire, Derrida on Rousseau, Genette or de Man on Proust, Hartman on Wordsworth, Kristev I asked for the lyrics for Linus Said (Music parody of Momma said) not a whole frickin book....

I asked for the lyrics for Linus Said (Music parody of Momma said) not a whole frickin book....

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