Thursday, March 26, 2009

A glass of shiraz and summat to puff on

A few weeks ago, the aforementioned Jim Denham posted a spoof apology to Richard Seymour on his blog. Richard Seymour is the author of The Liberal Defense of Murder, a corruscating indictment of the role of the "Decent Left" in the Iraq War. Under his nom de plume, "Lenin", he also happens to be the most brilliant writer on the blogosphere today. I say this particularly to my North American and Polish readers who may well have a few prejudices about concepts such as communism - take a look at Lenin's Tomb. One can only consider oneself a fully-formed radically orthodox Catholic if one has an appreciation of Marxism. Got that?


Blogger Voltaire's Priest said...

Nothing like a healthy dose of breathless hyperbole when you're so clearly in love.

Of course, you have to actually read Seymour's laboured, po-mo jargonese-laden essays before deciding that he's a "brilliant" writer. Reciting his occasional, funny one-liners doesn't cut it.

It probably also helps to read his book before considering its merits ;-)

3/27/2009 12:29 AM  

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