Saturday, January 26, 2008

Nice work ...

... if you can get it: The £3,000 an hour man.

He must be really good, right? I wonder how much Terry Eagleton gets.

3 comments:

  1. Mammon8:52 PM

    That's a great point, Frank. A hammer blow. 3 grand an hour. How much were Jesus and Paul getting? Nice to see your Christian soul warm to the smell of filthy lucre. The purity of your soul is warming my computer screen.
    That Amis must be saying what people want to hear. Imperialist bigoted rhetoric is in high demand these days. I'd hate it if Amis was merely speaking out of deep humanitarian conviction. Thank God he's wallowing in hard cash.

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  2. You see, the following is the kind of thing people should be paying attention to, not as H Menken put it, some manufactured external hobgoblins to keep the populace under the desired rein.

    In the video here, Frederick Williams, a 31-year-old father of four, can be seen being Tasered at least five times in the chest (in one minute) while being held down by several deputies in the Gwinnett County Jail. State murder of a defenceless man, which went entirely unpunished. Any chance Amis might direct his attention, or some other bright intellectual light, towards whatever disgusting abandoning of truth is going on in the US that this can happen? Oh no. And what chance it might bother Frank Wilson?

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  3. Notice that I leave your comments intact, M. Maybe you could notice, too, that this blog is principally about books. Do your turn every subject you address into a political rant?

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