Okay well I’ve banged on to Fergal about this before. But…….. Fergal, is a blogger on this blog but who doesn’t blog so probably can’t be called a blogger, or at least not on this blog. I suppose this make Fergal abit like Peter Piper who picked a peck of pickled peppers, A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked. If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers, How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick?
Anyway, I banged onto Fergal about this before, but it really irritates me the way that the left ignores most of economic history. It irritates me that we only pay attention to people like Robert Brenner or Giovanni Arrighi when there are better economic historians out there. (The only reason we are attracted to Arrighi (the maoist) and Brenner (the trot) is because they are – at least – marxist. I don’t find this good enough.) I’ve used Dublin’s own Kevin O’Rourke as an example of a non-socialist economic historian who the left should be reading. And low and behold, in the most recent NLR
Mind you my words are tasty so I dont mid eating them that much. To be honest I’d like more. So please more of this. More engagement with mainstream economic history please!