Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I've just discovered the Italian publishing house e/o has republished - in cheap paperback! -  Victor Serge's Memoirs of a Revolutionary, which I'd heard of but never read.  Having just finished reading the first chapter on the bus and been deeply moved by it - plus had a whole series of thought-trains set in motion -  I'm now planning on going into internet hibernation until I've read my way right through it and come out the other end... while simultaneously chewing over its implications.

After which - hopefully - I may actually produce some kind of diary with a ... could call it an "early 21st cent. rereading" of Serge's direct revolutionary and human experience of such a large slice of the 20th cent.'s many and variously-betrayed revolutions? -  only-naturally also in the light of my own generation's passionate lil' abject-failure pseudo-revolution of the late 1960s-though-1970s???... then somehow tie all that lil' lot in with the content of this diary and relative links plus various other mental loose ends, hangnails and half-digested memories I've been tormenting/tormented by for some time now.  

Yay wouldn't it be great if I - or anybody else, for that matter - could actually write something intelligent along those lines???

...Written knowing all too well I'm more than likely to chicken out/slump back into inertia - not for the first time - as soon as I fully realise exactly how much organised and coherent though that kind of writing endeavour requires...

Anyway/whatever, to all aspiring US revolutionaries: all the best!

* waving *

"Ignoring moralities is always undesirable, but doing so systematically is really worrisome." Mohammed Khatami

by eternalcityblues (parvati_roma aaaat libero.it) on Mon Feb 25th, 2008 at 04:13:12 PM EST

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