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Jack Graham

Jack Graham writes and podcasts about culture and politics from a Gothic Marxist-Humanist perspective. He co-hosts the I Don't Speak German podcast with Daniel Harper. Support Jack on Patreon.


  1. SpaceSquid
    February 17, 2014 @ 10:09 am

    Wonderful post. And given all this, it surely qualifies as the grimmest of ironies that in the face of a global weather meltdown which has caused enormous damage already and threatens to soon render the planet inhabitable – an apocalypse brought about by our own carelessness and greed – the only chance for survival is to reach back into the Reagan era, just before the people of the Earth so lost their way.

    It's pretty much inevitable that the very first two things the US right wing will say upon finally being forced to accept that climate change is going to destroy their concept of life on this planet will be 1. progressives caused it, and 2. Reagan would have been able to fix it.


  2. frank fair
    February 17, 2014 @ 6:35 pm

    One of my favorite bits of trivia, the punk is played by Nimoy's assistant and future director Kirk Thatcher. And that song was written and performed by him and his friend. Thatcher said they hurriedly threw it together because Nimoy didn't know what to use, and the studio were pushing for what they thought was edgy and punk- Duran Duran! (Who they also had a deal with)

    So while it's reductive it could have been so much more embarrassing…


  3. FlexFantastic
    February 17, 2014 @ 9:11 pm

    Fabulous post. You capture everything that I think I was fumbling trying to say.


  4. Lucy McGough
    February 23, 2014 @ 3:25 am

    Hmmm… I must try and watch that film at some point.


  5. Jack Graham
    February 23, 2014 @ 6:48 am

    I've made it sound like a political treatise, but it's really just a great warm-hearted giggle of a movie.


  6. Lucy McGough
    February 24, 2014 @ 10:32 am

    You didn't make it sound like a political treatise. You made it sound though-provoking and enjoyable.


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