Promised You A Miracle – Video Essay by kpunk

A video essay made by Mark Fisher (kpunk) to introduce a talk by Andy Beckett on his new book, Promised You A Miracle: UK 80-82. The event took place in the Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths on 12th October 2015.

Andy Beckett’s ‘Promised You A Miracle: UK 80-82’ is a stunning new political and cultural history of the early 80s. At the event, Beckett discussed the book with Mark Fisher (author of ‘Capitalist Realism’ and ‘Ghosts Of My Life’). Much of the neoliberal world was built between 1980 and 1982 – but are there any progressive promises from the period which can be returned to now?

via Repeater Books

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