Why Einstein Should Rule the Waves
Walden, George, New Statesman (1996)
I spent last Sunday evening in Tariq Ali's house discussing the modalities of direct action. Our 20 or so co-conspirators included Jonathan Miller, Isabel Hilton and Melvyn Bragg, with Simon Jenkins, myself and several others representing a different tradition. Lord Gowrie is part of the plot but couldn't make it that evening, and Bryan Appleyard has indicated sympathy in the Sunday Times.
No time was wasted in outpourings of exasperation or in ideological debate. On the substance, we understood each other a demi-mot. Public broadcasting, it was agreed, was being debased. "Radio Einstein" was Tariq Ali's provisional name for a new radio station that would specialise in unashamed talk about ideas: on literature, science, philosophy, architecture, the arts and other such extravagances, which the authorities tolerate in moderate amounts, but whose prolonged discussion, …
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Publication information: Article title: Why Einstein Should Rule the Waves. Contributors: Walden, George - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 128. Issue: 4422 Publication date: February 5, 1999. Page number: 16. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 1999 Gale Group.
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