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Out with the old, in with ...

I've removed a few links from the "Give Ear To" section on the right, and added a few new ones.

The most surprising one might be "Lenin's Tomb." Lenin - both the blogger who goes by that name, as well as his inspiration, "Comrade Lenin" - and I are miles apart philosophically, but he's undeniably a powerful and articulate voice for a "far Left" vantage point; a fine foil for my own valuations, commitments, etc.

Reflecting on the blogs that I'm linking to, I realize that there isn't really one writer-thinker whose position is equivalent or even especially close to mine (overall), but I continue to be challenged and stimulated by all of them, in various ways. In some senses I almost feel more "affection" (if that's the right word) for some of the bloggers with whom I differ most strongly - they've certainly earned my respect, and I hope that perhaps the reverse is true, too.

What the fuck is blogging, anway - what are we doing? Ruminating, learning, challenging, grandstanding, self-promoting, etc; all that and more I guess. It can be maddening and draining - but often kinda fun too.

August 8, 2004 | Permalink


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Phew. Glad I made the cut! I've finally gotten around to adding yours. I'm always behind on that stuff.

Posted by: Chris at Aug 9, 2004 10:48:41 AM

You feel lucky to have been added? I feel lucky not to have been deleted. ;-)

Posted by: Aaron at Aug 10, 2004 10:21:15 AM

Yeah - like this crazy firebrand whose blog I posted a comment at the other day ... He deleted it!

Posted by: Paul Craddick at Aug 10, 2004 12:02:06 PM

Probably one of those crank bloggers who hate comments.

Posted by: Aaron at Aug 10, 2004 6:02:08 PM

Thanks for the link. For some reason I'd assumed you were British until I read the bio. Maybe that says something about the anglophilia thing.
Keep it up, this is good stuff.

Posted by: Steve K. at Aug 16, 2004 11:16:04 AM


Thanks very much.

I'm glad to have found your blog - the posts are of very high quality. I'll think twice before using scare-quotes again!

Posted by: Paul Craddick at Aug 16, 2004 1:40:57 PM