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a spectre, the spectre, haunting Europe and everywhere else

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Is interesting to note where Marx’s spectre thing turns up. For instance, this from the start of a Businessweek article:

April 30 (Bloomberg) — While the specter of Greek contagion haunts southern Europe, corporate Germany is going from strength to industrial strength.

What is especially interesting is the way that the endless permutations on the original always bear – as if spectrally! – a little bit of the root sense of the original utterance. Crisis of capitalism, even when the recyclers of the trope don’t believe that such a thing is possible.

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April 30, 2010 at 1:03 am

Posted in crisis, marx, Uncategorized

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  1. Hoho. I’ll start collecting brazilian apparitions of The Spectre on your behalf – of course, I shall do it before they melt into air.


    May 1, 2010 at 1:13 am

  2. Ah thanks – that’s a good idea. I should compile a list. Perhaps it’s time to set up a google alert.


    May 1, 2010 at 7:10 am

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    May 1, 2010 at 9:08 am

    • Mark! You are not the only person in the world named Mark Fisher! There’s another one, here in the UK, who wrote a book that I reviewed. You’re unfortunately just going to have to deal with that because, you know, that’s how names work!

      At any rate, when you get done contacting wordpress, I’d get in touch with zero books and the New Statesman and The Wire… I mean, this guy’s running around all over the place publishing under your name!


      May 1, 2010 at 9:37 am

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