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Jack Graham

Jack Graham wrote about Doctor Who and Marxism, often at the same time. These days he co-hosts the I Don't Speak German podcast with Daniel Harper.Support Jack on Patreon.

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  1. Lucy McGough
    June 20, 2013 @ 7:51 am

    Depressing, but accurate. Another interesting and informative read.

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  2. jane
    June 23, 2013 @ 11:40 am

    Oh, quite marvelous, thank you for the lovely meta.

    Note that even friendship can't be counted on, with the defection of Yates, but there's still one belief that's upheld, as represented by the Doctor: that the truth can be known, and the clever can make sense of the absurdity of the world, which is truly rooted in human beings. This is, in part, why Sarah's a suitable companion for him, as an investigative journalist with the same motives.

    Still, this is ultimately a conservative tale, because it's the status quo of the present day that's being conserved. There are no new power relations.

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  3. Jack Graham
    June 23, 2013 @ 5:02 pm

    "…there's still one belief that's upheld, as represented by the Doctor: that the truth can be known, and the clever can make sense of the absurdity of the world, which is truly rooted in human beings"

    Yes, indeed. Hulke doesn't fear or dismiss this particular ideology in despair… but only because he doesn't identify it as an ideology at all.

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