Working Class Movement Library

A blog from the Working Class Movement Library in Salford

Michael Foot

Posted by wcmlibrary on March 4, 2010

Paul Mason from BBC2’s Newsnight has mourned in his blog the passing of Michael Foot.   You can read there what he says about Guilty men by “Cato” – Foot’s pseudonym.  Written in July 1940, it  is ‘a piece by piece demolition job on the British establishment in the run-up to World War Two’.

If what Mason says whets your appetite, you can come and read Guilty men here in the library.  Other books by Michael Foot which you can peruse here include Another heart and other pulses – the alternative to the Thatcher society, Dr Strangelove I presume and The politics of paradise – a vindication of Byron.  What great titles.  As Paul Mason says, ‘an agenda dominated by policy wonk reports, tax domicile issues and expenses scandals – and the total absence of scholarship, poetry and rhetoric – does feel somehow feeble by comparison’.

Lynette

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