18 October 2008

Marxist doesn't mean what I think you think it means

Lots of reading to do and the deeper I get into it, the more I realize that Marx was far, far more important in the last 150 years than I previously thought. As I read more Russians, the more I get intrigued by Russia and Moscow, like I can hear it calling me.

We had people from my department over to our little apartment today, from Germany, Bangladesh, and Thai. Yoko said the most profound thing about England — I don't feel like I want to go home, but if I left, I wouldn't want to come back.

A lot of the people at the University are taking breaks from lucrative work they do in their home countries to study. They will get PhDs and then return to even more lucrative work in home countries. Yoko and I with Naomi and this second baby are without a home. When we finish here, we will have no default place to go. Wherever we choose will have to be someplace new. This is more distressing to me than it should be as moving again is still about four years off, but not having a home is starting to bother me.