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December 5th, 2008

Interstitial Zeitgeist

So I'm reading along in a New Yorker article on Naomi Klein, New Lefty Extraordinaire, and I come across the following quotation:

"It is often said disparagingly that this movement lacks ideology, an overarching message, a master plan. This is absolutely true,and we should be extraordinarily thankful."

Which is pretty much how I feel about the IAF.

And before anybody points out that she said it about a movement that has long since folded its tents and downed its placards, I'd just like to say it made a stir in its time and left a small but real legacy behind, including but not limited to Ms Klein herself. Which isn't a bad thing, imho.

EDITED to correct brain-glitch. Naomi, of course her name is Naomi. I was looking right at it, too, but my fingers had ideas of their own.



For all my recent serial whining/absence.

After a many-year hiatus from writing non-fiction, I've been caught up in the throes of re-learning how to structure it, which has cut severely into my LJ time. By dint of channeling my inner college student and staying up pretty much all night, I've managed to finish the thing just under deadline. The essay (on propaganda in Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series, for BenBella Books) doesn't suck, hardly at all, and I've only spent two weeks writing 40 pages of draft to end up with 13 pages of text I finished at the last minute.

Ah, the writing life. You can't beat it with a stick.

Oh, and the whole Kindle/text thing has been resolved, thanks to doctorwicked, astolat, and Shana. I am a happy woman.

Off to Boston now for a much-beloved honorary nephew's bar mitzvah, without computer for a change. I have much to catch up on: The Seagull, The Grand Inquisitor. Samurai Macbeth. I'll write all about them when I get back. Promise.

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