“The society which has abolished every kind of adventure makes its own abolition the only possible adventure.” Paris, May 1968

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Dark Mountain.

I am obliged to the My Arse blog for pointing me in the direction of the Dark Mountain Project. Brainchild of dark mountaineers Paul Kingsnorth and Dougald Hine the project has received a fair bit of attention from the mainstream press and has obviously made a few people sit up and take notice. I recently read Kingsnorth's Real England and found none of the apocalyptic visions of this latest offering. I'm not quite sure what to make of Dark Mountain, which is not to say that I don't welcome it. Check it out for yourselves.

1 comment:

Dave Semple said...

Not to act with prejudice to my own altercation with Paul Kingsnorth, but the whole thing seems a bit soft, the sort of thing which would interest the kids at university who rehash really bad poetry to each other in an effort to seem thoughtful philosophers.

In more precise language, the idea that "civilisation is built on stories" is a bunch of neo-Hegelian wank.

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