We Live In Lysergia

‘We dance round in a ring and suppose, But the Secrets sits in the middle and knows’  Robert Frost, ‘The Secret Sits’ Robert Frost’s ‘The Secret Sits’ expresses the expansive economy characteristic of the very best poetry. For the best poems are those that accomplish much more in their evocation than appears quantitatively possible. The …

Exhaustion Economy: Capitalepsy and Restorative Passivity

If capitalepsy is to be a viable, functional term in the way I think it can be — as a shorthand for the psychosocial condition of 21C cultural production and working life — it needs to be situated correctly in the cultural and political history of Britain and New Labour.