“Was not their mistake once more bred of the life of slavery that they had been living?—a life which was always looking upon everything, except mankind, animate and inanimate—‘nature,’ as people used to call it—as one thing, and mankind as another, it was natural to people thinking in this way, that they should try to make ‘nature’ their slave, since they thought ‘nature’ was something outside them” — William Morris

Thursday, June 30, 2011


Well I'm here eating a bowl of granola at the Groucho Club. This is where the Royal Academy is putting me up and it's a good pied a terre, I can already see that. Flight was okay, especially since I had Iain Hamilton Grant's book to keep me company. The very little I've seen so far looks a little more trashed than last time I showed up: that was at the very apex of the boom in 2008 and before the Conservatives got in and started the “austerity measures,” basically punishing non-bankers for the sins of bankers.

The seminar later today will be livestreamed here.

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