So why More News From Nowhere?
- I live in a wonderful place that, thank god, nobody in the rest of the world has ever heard of – the back-end of beyond, al culo del mundo, the middle of nowhere – it is likely that it won’t stay this way, but that will be a shame!
- It is the name of one of my favourite songs by one of my favourite artists – Nick Cave. He’s a funny looking bloke – I like that;-)
- “News From Nowhere” is the title of one of the most intriguing books that I ever read. It is a kind of Science Fiction story written in 1890 by William Morris about this bloke who falls asleep and wakes up to find himself in a future society based on common ownership and democratic control of the means of production. A world where the distinction between art and labour no longer exists and the incentive to work is, not in order to survive, but because work is pleasurable. I’m not making this up! I would recommend that you read it but it is rather heavy going. It’s the most intriguing book I have ever read, not the best;-)