the state

-of johan by jgrimsrud
Tuesday, 11 November 2008, 7:38
Filed under: -of jgrimsrud

for some time now (thank you google), i’ve been aware of a prominent swede who shares my name.  johan norberg is a libertarian (cato institute fellow) w/ a website good for an occasional read-and-freakout (featuring such hits as “globalisation is good,” “in defense of global capitalism,” and a war of words w/ naomi klein over her shock doctrine book, including this:

Well, it might be standard practice for some Canadian leftist fanzines, but at university we usually call it “rubbish.”


anyway, it was always a little google fun until i saw johan’s top ten lists, including:

leonard cohen, the cure, & nick cave & the bad seeds’ no more shall we part (in albums); dead poets’ society, life of brian, and the matrix (in flims); the lord of the rings (in novels); and the simpsons (tv shows).

putting ayn rand in the novels at least tipped his hand, but !don’t take my tolkien, bad seeds, and homer!

anyway, i’m going to stop googling and get back to my canadian leftist fanzines.  oh, and speaking of canadian leftists, i enjoyed this:


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woah…and this other johan even looks like you!

Comment by Faith Ruark

well, at least as far as the great hair.
thanks, faith.

Comment by vastate

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