These days ‘Keef” Richard has given up the hard stuff (heroin and coke), and stoically limits himself to chain smoking ciggies and consuming his daily bottle or two of whiskey.
Keef’s biography has attracted attention from the medical profession. A few days ago an English prof of toxicology was asked by the BBC to comment on Keef’s “intake”. The prof replied that Keef obviously had a “remarkable constitution” and advised the public not to take the same chances with their constitutions….
Judging by the report, he didn’t have any advice for Keef.
[...] This is more or less the standard Harvey line and a relatively uncontroversial summary of neoliberalism. In Jesus in an Age of Neoliberalism, there are areas of disagreement with parts of the standard narrative (e.g. over the upheavals and significance of 1968, Marxism and opposition). And there is also something worth adding to this narrative of the rise of neoliberalism: liberal masking, deflecting and/or justification of power. Here we might echo, among many others, Žižek’s critiques (sorry Roland) which partly function as an attack on a postmodern penchant for praising displacements, reapplications read as potentially ‘subversive’, and replicating ever more ‘sites of resistance’ where the old story is simply being repackaged for a new age but now with added credibility. Thanks Roland [...]