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11 June 2009

Crisis and Resistance in the Neoliberal City

A short talk by Professor David Harvey, given in Baltimore on 18th April 2009.

Harvey's opening words include the following quote to indicate the significance of where everything is at, how it relates to where we go next, and the potential implications for the future of any actions that are taken now:
"How we come out of this crisis is almost certainly going to define the nature of the next crisis down the road, unless we decide to say, 'To hell with capitalist crises, to hell with capitalism.' This seems to me to be something we should really be thinking about."

[applause]
From then on in Harvey endeavours to provide information about recent history that seems to have been collectively forgotten, or deliberately ignored, in case anyone might learn anything from the timeless lessons of that which has gone before us.

Crisis and Resistance in the Neoliberal City

Video from the City from Below Conference of Professor Harvey’s remarks at the opening plenary. Baltimore, April 18, 2009. Read the transcript. Watch the rest of the plenary.


4 comments:

scunnert said...

This guy has been paying attention. Unfortunately this level of analysis is rare today.

The Antagonist said...

Too rare. And where are the insightful analyses from UK equivalents?

I wonder if there are any lurking in the archives here: Resistance MP3

scunnert said...

Resistance MP3 - good site - have it listed on my bloglinks.

The Antagonist said...

I think it might have been on your blog that I stumbled across the link in the first place, now that you mention it. So, thanks for that.

Hoping to have a listen to some of the Paul Foot stuff soon.