Hardcore for Nerds

"Why sneer at the intellectuals?"*
punk music, left politics, and cultural history - previously found here.
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Dublin, Ireland. 27, history, politics & law graduate
HFN | Best New Punk | HFN 2012 2011 2010 2009 | HRO 2k9 | Hoover Genealogy Project | @HC4N
*from the title of a review of Arthur Koestler's Arrival and Departure by Michael Foot, Evening Standard, Nov. 26, 1943.
Mar 17
In this sense, individual works of art seldom promote the country in any literal way. The effect they may have is broad and indirect. Is a Marina Carr play with dark convolutions of incest, madness and violence likely to make the chief executive of an American corporation think, Hey, that Ireland looks a great place to invest in! Do films as bleak as Lenny Abrahamson’s Adam and Paul and Garage present the required image of a dynamic, high-tech, well-educated, globalised workforce? Of course not. What happens instead is that a cumulative exposure to a range of works and performances gets across the idea of Ireland as a place that’s interesting, distinctive and imaginative. That in turn may seep out into a larger and deeper awareness of the country as something more than an egregious economic screw-up.
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