”The irony is that, once a city is gentrified, the people who most love it can least afford it. And I don’t know how to overcome that irony. Clearly, the housing market has to be regulated, but the left hasn’t figured out how to do that. All I would say is: please do it, before gentrification becomes total.”
Marshall Berman intervjuas i New Statesman.
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Jag läste precis en intressant artikel om sekularism i Indien i New Statesman. Där får man bland annat reda på att landets konstitution inleds på följande vis:
”We, the people of India, having solemnly resolved to constitute India into a sovereign socialist secular democratic republic…”
Det hade jag ingen aning om?
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Ett lästips från New Statesman om min brittiska favoritpolitiker, parlamentsledamoten Jon Cruddas.
”‘When you ask me about running for the leadership, for me that’s just a sterile debate,’ he says, gripping his mug of tea. ‘What we are doing in Dagenham is the front line of politics. We are building a new coalition at the grass roots – churches, the voluntary sector, civil society, anti-racist pressure groups. We are trying to put together a progressive campaign capable of taking on the BNP without retreating to the right.’
‘British politics has been based for so long on the idea that this is fundamentally a conservative country. I don’t believe that’s true, and I want to prove it.’ In other words, perhaps Cruddas is more ambitious than he is given credit for: his objective is not simply to change the person at the top of the Labour Party but to forge a new kind of party from the bottom up, based on a very different political consensus. ‘Labour is going to have to become much more pluralistic. In 2009 there can be no more command and control.’”
Jag har tidigare skrivit om Jon Cruddas.