The book gives good insight into the Greek financial crisis and the rise of neo fascism, and how these things affect everyday life for the people of Athens I love the gonzo style A lot Penny writes in a raw and honest Thomson esque way But still, I was a bit disappointed by this book Penny talks to many people, but simply ignores some of the most interesting ones, like the anarchists She dismisses the anarchists by saying, basically, that anarchists are traditionally hostile to reporters in Greece , and that anarchists would never talk to her, based on an incident where she was kicked out of some autonomous anarchist gathering years ago What So, instead of talking to the actual left radicals of Greece, she spends most her time talking to imho boring pro Brief Kindle eBookreportage with illustrations from Athens Best account I ve read of a society crumbling under austerity.
Five stars are not enough to rate this amazing piece of journalism meets art A critical look at the state of the world as exemplified by crisis ridden Greece that doesn t even pretend to try being objective because there is no such thing read Whatever your political leanings, I dare you not get sad and angry at the capitalist police state that is spreading like a cancer and swallowing our freedom Beautifully illustrated by geek icon artist Molly Crabapple.
I really like Laurie Penny s journalism and this short book extended column is a good example of her writing It s accompanied by Molly Crabapples brilliant illustrations so it is a modern gonzo reportage similar but different to Hunter S Thompson and Ralph Steadman The story of Greek misery is distressing however and I worry what the future holds for us.
living a way over here in Central Canada, I was unaware of just how deliberately fucked Greece is was.
Check this out if you re at all curious about exactly how fucked Greece is right now.
It s an eye opening look at a country many of us wouldn t hesitate to go to on our summer holidays Perhaps it is a little one sided but it s a side we don t really get to hear about My heart goes out the people of Greece whose lives have been ruined by economics and the innocent who are blamed in the backlash It s also quite critical of Initially I picked this up because I love both Laurie Penny s writing I think she s the closest thing we have to an actual, factual Spider Jerusalem and Molly Crabapple s art And I guess I wanted to knowabout Greece s troubles, as one of the things I ve been working on this year is beingpolitically aware I certainly didn t expect to read something that was so totally relevant to what we re currently going through in Puerto Rico Greece is an ocean away, after all, and their politics are so different than ours How could.
But once again, it turned out to be a case of me underestimating our innate and so so human ability to brilliantly and marvelously fuck things up Puerto Rico s going through something of an economic upheaval, and it s left our politics and political discourse in disarray So much of the subject mat Is A Story Of Courage And Collapse In A Country And A Culture Struggling To Map Out Its Future A Short Ebook Combining A , Word Essay WithDetailed Drawings, Discordia Is A Feminist Art Gonzo Journalism Project Conceived At Occupy Wall Street And Created In The Summer Of Debt And Doubt After The Euphoric Street Protests OfIn July , Artist Molly Crabapple And Journalist Laurie Penny Traveled To Greece There, They Drew And Interviewed Anarchists, Autonomists, Striking Workers And Ordinary [ read Online Discordia Û science-fiction-romance PDF ] by Laurie Penny Ì People Caught Up In The Euro Crisis Discordia Is The Result In An Impassioned Climate Where Objective Journalism Is Impossible, Penny And Crabapple Offer A Snapshot Of A Nation In The Grip Of A Very Modern Crisis Where Young And Old See Little Reason To Go On, The Left Is Scattered And The Far Right Is Assuming Greater Power And Influence Along The Way They Drink Far Too Much Coffee, Become Hypnotized By Street Art, And Somehow Manage Not To Get Arrested Or MuggedDiscordia Is An Experiment In Form, Using The Illustrated Ebook Format To Its Fullest Extent To Tell A Story Unique To The Word Length And Digital Platform Involved Crabapple S Intricate, Victorian Inspired Ink Drawings Lend A Timeless Quality To What Is A Conscious Foray Into A New Kind Of Journalism Inspired By The New Journalism Of The S, In Particular The Art Journalism Collaborations Of Hunter Thompson And Ralph Steadman, But Reworking That Tradition For A St Century World Where Young Women Must Still Fight At Every Turn To Be Taken SeriouslyDiscordia Weaves Together The Personal And Political, Picking Out Those Elements Of The Greek Crisis That Are Recognizable Across The West To A Generation Struggling To Articulate Its Purpose In A World Of Spiraling Unemployment, Democratic Collapse And Civil Unrest The Solutions To The Failure Of Modern Neo Liberal Statecraft Are Very Different To The Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out Ethos Of The Sixties These Days The Drugs Are Worse And Rock N Roll Can T Save Us The Future Is A Question In Search Of An AnswerAvailable Only Digitally, With A Foreword By Economic Journalist And Writer Paul Mason, This Beautifully Illustrated Ebook Is Part Polemic, Part Travelogue And Part Paean To The Birthplace Of Civilization Brought To Its Knees Part Of The Brain Shot Series, The Pre Eminent Source Of Short Form Digital Non Fiction A year has passed, and it might look like nothing has changed, but nothing s ever going to be quite the same, not for thodse of us who believe that all we get to decide in this world is what sort of tyrouble we want to be in , writes Laurie Penny in this eye witness account of the turmoil in Greek economy and society during that summer of 2002 Clearly inspired by the kind of reporting introduced by iconic writers Ernest Hemingway and Hunter S Thompson, Laurie Pennie offers rare insight into the unsung heroes of the crisis, the man on the street who thought they had a right to protest and demand change and into the Greek state s response to that demand The author together with her fellow traveller artist Molly Crabapple who illustrates the book with drawings inspired by the people and streets of Athens meet, talk, drink and demonstrate with workers, antifascists, leftists, anarchi