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Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the spirit

Jonathan Simon, professor of law | February 13, 2012

If you need a little of both this mid-February, Zoe Williams in the Guardian carries a lengthy interview with the great scholar Stuart Hall at 80 (read it here). Hall attributes the title’s mantra to the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci, but as William’s notes, it helps define Hall’s tonic effect on his readers since the … Continue reading »