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Yes, but it's also worth pointing out that most of the Marxism Today people ended up signing the Euston Manifesto. Praising "muscular (neo)-liberalism for attacking the correct enemies, they failed to notice or even care who was in the driving seat or what the final destination might be.

Stalin had a phrase for them, "useful idiots".

I don't think Jacques went that far, but by being part of Demos he's certainly a paid-up Blairite. So he might as well have signed the damn thing.

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Mon Feb 18th, 2008 at 01:10:40 PM EST
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Well, I only recently noticed he's still writing (and didn't know about his involvement in Demos) - but he does seem to have distanced himself from blairism quite a lot lately: (1, 2 [scary title though])

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake
by talos (mihalis at gmail dot com) on Mon Feb 18th, 2008 at 02:11:08 PM EST
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