Thursday, 17 December 2009


... cultural decadal summary from Mark Fisher/K-Punk in this week's New Statesman (best, most succinct I've seen yet).

Fave bits:

No longer dressed in staid grey, the new cultural conservatism that enjoys full-spectrum dominance blitzes us with hypnotic hype - the whole neurotic assault and battery of multi-media marketing and interactivity that seems designed to ensure that nothing will ever happen again.

But if bohemia can rouse itself from defeat and depression, the cultural terrain seems open for contest in a way that it has not been for a long time. Perhaps soon we will be able to look back on the Noughties with a shudder and think: how did things ever get that bad?

Fisher's book is a bargain ...

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