I’ve had access to the internet for the whole week, and have failed to comment sensibly on Mark Thatcher (a splodge of wonga), Prince Harry (Natives and Colonials) or the British torture pictures in Iraq (Operation Ali Baba). These examples of aristocracy and racism can be so overwhelmingly depressing that one might not know where to begin. And if one is overwhelmed, here’s a start. Richard Pithouse’s beautiful essay on Fanon. I’m off to Northern Zululand for two weeks, so I’ll have an excuse for not writing until the beginning of February. But do read Richard’s piece if you’ve a chance – first class thinking, beautiful writing, and anger enough to fuel struggle-related activities for weeks. There will be a quiz.