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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. Anonymous
    August 26, 2015 @ 1:18 am

    You are the majority. You are those that shout down. You are the oppressor.

    It's why your smiling.


  2. SpaceSquid
    August 26, 2015 @ 9:00 am

    Brilliant, sir, absolutely brilliant. One question though, if I may. When you mention "the empirical test" in your final paragraph, are you referring to some specific test, or simply to the colossal collection of irrefutable evidence that says, for instance, that trans people are oppressed and right wing cis-het white guys aren't?


  3. Jack Graham
    August 26, 2015 @ 9:03 am

    The latter rather than the former.


  4. Jack Graham
    August 26, 2015 @ 9:04 am

    I am smiling. That's not why.


  5. Richard Evans
    August 27, 2015 @ 5:30 pm

    Brilliant post Mr Graham, your blend of fury, idealism and the cold blade of material analysis honed to a wicked edge. The first three paragraphs are pretty much definitive on the whole issue of representation in/of culture, making it absolutely clear that is always and everywhere a fiercely political struggle with actual observable consequences in the "real world". The oppressors develop a siege mentality when confronted with even the possibility of a more equal society. They dig in. But as Raymond Williams pointed out, there are always residual, dominant and emergent forces in society. Is it too optimistic to see Pox Day and his rancid pals as a noisy gaggle of residual forces, whingeing their way to extinction? When the grip of class society seems stronger than ever in the west, it's good to see some effective popular resistance, wherever the battlefield happens to be – Hugos, superheroes, dual-hearted time travellers – emergent forces can emerge anywhere. It's our job to support them, innit, to help give them the space to work their magic. 'Reason enough to care' – bloody right mate! Keep up the good work, Jack.


  6. Jack Graham
    August 27, 2015 @ 5:40 pm

    You may come here again.


  7. AuntyJack
    August 28, 2015 @ 5:28 am

    I'm smiling because Anonymous can't spell a simple word like "you're".


  8. Jack Graham
    August 28, 2015 @ 8:32 am

    Not sure I'd want to pick on that personally.


  9. James Murphy
    September 8, 2015 @ 1:37 pm

    This is one of the best pieces of yours that I've read.


  10. Jack Graham
    September 8, 2015 @ 1:53 pm

    Well at least that means I'm not getting worse.


  11. Kit Power
    September 8, 2016 @ 3:56 pm


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