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Knightrider and the classical liberal culture

Posted by: Gee ( si ) on August 23, 1999 at 18:20:19:

In Reply to: Ahhhh.... posted by Red Deathy on August 23, 1999 at 15:48:56:

: 'them as have the broadest backs should bear the broadest burden.'

Having a broad back seems something of a liability then, a disadvantage. The stronger one is the more reigned in. Shame to let a strong ox go free I guess when you can tie it to such a large plough.

If something 'comes out of the pockets of the producers' then guess who the producers are.....youve said it often enough.

: I can't remember the last time I sw a car with manual windows.

been hanging around with the mayfair set again?

: Thre is a psyche difference, Americans seem to have a thing about really big cars- most of our roads are smaller (our cities weren't designed with Cars in mind, certainly not Lancaster), etc.

There is a preference difference, but the V6 with all the bits here still costs as much to buy and run as an average ford does there.

: The Government does fund operas, at least opera companies through the Culture ministry and some national Board or Other (see: Hewison, R 'Culture and Consensus: England art and Politics since 1940'- interesting book). Like I said, public broadcasting has prevented the 'Law of Central tendancy' from taking too big an effect here, and maintained a degree of independance and diversity on tele, thats rapidly declining...

I meant to say dont fund 'public broadcasting' for the same reasons as religions and operas should *not* be funded with tax money. Its no the business of government to support or supress any kind of cultural expression which is not 'illegal' (ie explicitly and demonstrably involved in using force/fraud upon others). the ;aw of central tendency' sounds dubious. 200 channels here gets plenty of diversity, that you have to look for it yourself rather than be fed govt 'diversity' via a national TV system is good.

: Taking the X-files as a symbol in culture markets dominated by the US industry, and its relation to the British market.

One thing Ive noticed about the US and the UK is they tend to take eachothers best work and proceed to make incredibly inept 'home' versions of it. The US did a crappy version of Cracker and some UK comedies, I think the UK tried a couple of 'mystery' series to rival x files and got no where. Its a bit like someone looking at a wonderful landscape painting and saying "yes thats good, lets paint a 'home' one but this time use creosote instead of fine watercolors."

: : I imagine you must be looking forward to the clerical role in a small insurance company which generally follows from such MAs. (meant without criticism)

: Don't I just know it- local authority or Library work I'd like...

The anti authoritarian joining the mob? Are your libraries 'gifts' (eg Carnegie trusts etc), private or state?

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