Forgive the light postings as of late. Sometimes, even when ‘Th’ whole worl’s in a terrible state o’ chassis”, one can lose one’s voice. In lieu of my voice I present others far more capable. Last week in Zagreb (Zagreb?) at the Subversive Film Festival were a number of interesting lectures and discussions. Among them were Terry Eagleton on ‘The Mythologies of Marx’ and David Harvey discussing ‘Emancipation From What and From Whom?’ below. And finally the first in a multiple video panel discussion on ‘The Meaning of the Maghreb’ with David Harvey, Slavoj Žižek, Samir Amin and Zygmunt Bauman (István Mészáros was meant to be there, bu fell ill, I hope he is improving). Follow the link for the rest of the discussion. One of the reasons Marx will always be around is that his work tends to engage some of the more fertile minds among us. I’ve been to any number of branch meetings over the years where half the comrades in the room were, in their own way and in one way or another, brilliant. Even when I disagree with these folks, I find them terribly engaging and all these talks are well worth checking out.