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I’ve said it before, in other contexts, but what I think would be totally great would be the creation of a group blog, a la Crooked Timber, but composed of/by folks to the left and theoretically inclined side of CT’s line. I’m way too bashful to ask anybody in particular, though I know who’d be a good fit, and it’s so obvious that it would work…

The problem with this format is the fact that you need to generate multiple posts per day to make a ripple, and almost no one can do that on their own. And those that can do it on their own aren’t coming from the angle that I’m (we’re) most interested in…


In other words, a group blog that threw the Blanchot and Benjamin, Kafka and Adorno, Flusser and Lefebvre, Marx and Sartre up on the wall everyday… This is what I’d love to see / be a part of… God, it’d be great…

Anyone interested…

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March 25, 2005 at 3:46 am

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  1. Well there is Bring it On
    you mean something like that?


    March 27, 2005 at 1:20 pm

  2. Sounds like a wonderful idea to me.


    March 29, 2005 at 1:26 pm

  3. Sounds like a wonderful idea to me.


    March 29, 2005 at 1:27 pm

  4. Matt,
    Well, of course, you were one of the folks that I was bashfully not refering to in the post… So obviously… Thanks for the response and the link…
    We should do this. It makes sense.


    March 29, 2005 at 1:35 pm

  5. Barb,
    That site looks very interesting – and is definitely something like the sort of thing that I have in mind. Only I’m thinking less straight activism/media watching/right baiting (though that would be nice too) and more culture-ideas-philosophy-literature. From the left. Let’s not say “academic”… But along those lines.
    As I said in the post, a la Crooked Timber. But Crookeder. Timberer.


    March 29, 2005 at 1:40 pm

  6. yeah, okay that’s what I thought you were referring to. I think it sounds good. politics, of course, seeps in everywhere. I’ve been looking for a certain kind of blog… maybe that’s it, maybe not. something personal, very located, but not straight out newsy, ya know? and one that was updated frequently. be kinda a place to go when your best friend doesn’t have time to hang out and shoot the breeze on the front porch. relevent, irreverent and witty.


    March 30, 2005 at 12:30 am

  7. That’d be really great. Abstact leftism as opposed to institutioal liberalsim.
    which to choose which to choose…

    seth edenbaum

    April 11, 2005 at 8:19 pm

  8. Sounds like a great idea to me. Especially if it really can be focused on “culture-ideas-philosophy-literature.” There’s a real need to put our perspective on things out there on the web.


    April 12, 2005 at 1:52 am

  9. Good luck people! We are a pretty good group at BIO and the site does get updated everyday. Maybe we can hook up in the future. Also check out Right Wing Nut. Thats our attack dog site, don’t want to muck up the main site with stupid ramblings of stupid people. The link is in the upper right hand corner of Bring It On. Barb, thanks for the highlight!

    The Bastard

    April 17, 2005 at 4:09 pm

  10. I contribute to Bring It On, which offers the opportunity to put a post out to a larger group, plus I can keep things that are closer to personal on my own site. Good luck putting yours together. I look forward to reading it in the future.


    April 17, 2005 at 5:32 pm

  11. This is a great idea! I would read such a blog faithfully.


    April 18, 2005 at 8:51 pm

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