Sunday, October 02, 2005

Harry's Place RIP

I see from the Observer business section that Harry's Place is no more. Shame. I also note that neither Dave nor Nick have mentioned Iraq recently. Maybe Harry Dave and Nick feel that the chaos resulting from the "liberal intervention" is now such that their optimistic take on the war would sound increasingly offensive.


Blogger Matthew said...

It actually gets the facts wrong too. It was Scott Burgess who outed the Guardian trainee, not HP, who just followed it up.

10/02/2005 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That will amuse Scott no end, I'm sure.

10/02/2005 09:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it was just Harry whatsisname that was going to spend more time with his family. I thought the other wannabees were going to carry on in their crusade for truth and justice.

(As an aside, I find HP's little friends strange but not unusual people. Many years ago, as an active leftist, I would often encounter people who would describe themselves as 'socialist' or even 'anarchist'. They liked the social cachet they thought this gave them. What they didn't like was real socialist or anarchist action or ideas. This cut them off from the social group they mixed in, where they flaunted their faux radicalism as a way of appearing 'interesting'.)

Harry Steele, on the other hand, is just an embittered ex-Stalinist shitbag.

10/03/2005 07:39:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I am amazed to discover that the people behind Harry's Place consider themselves of the left. Up until now I had assumed that they belonged to the libertarian right. Curiouser and cuiouser.

10/03/2005 08:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I'm not sure where to place HP's people politically, but I'm sure they think they are on the 'decent left'.

Strange though, there are people who claim to be on the left, or maybe 'liberal', who are in fact well to the right - but there are no people that I know of that claim to be on the right, who in fact are in the centre or left.

Sad people, the HP people, they desperately want to be 'radical', but they just don't know what it means. I think they would be happier if they had 'unusual' haircuts and argued with their parents about the company they kept.

10/03/2005 09:33:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Has this (almost) mea culpa got anything to do with the demise of H's P?

10/08/2005 08:23:00 PM  

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