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Quote:
You're all real mensches
You are picking up New York idioms.

mensch

A mensch is a someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character. The key to being "a real mensch" is nothing less than character, rectitude, dignity, a sense of what is right, responsible, decorous. (Rosten, Leo. 1968. The Joys of Yiddish. New York: Pocket Books.

"From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs".

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Sorry mate, you missed my "hashtag sarcasm: bit underneath. No one on the Forum came forward with a suggested year. (and I'm no longer in NYC, btw).

Thankfully, people have stepped up to a similar type request on Facebook and, by giving me a year to work with, it has meant that I don't dilly dally over what article or review to pick - and thus waste time. Since I've went down the road of being given a year, and doing an article or review from each month from that given year, my output has increased significantly. 

It's made it easier my end, and I've also been able to stumble across articles, reviews and writers that I might not have ordinarily noticed otherwise.

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Like most people I guess, i only noticed it after your comment so it was just a solidarity 'joshing'.

"From each according to their ability, to each according to their needs".

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I asked for a random year on social media. An old school mate obliged with the year 1986. Another 12 scans duly knocked out:

Link: Matt Johnson and old Victorian Parks

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" . . . Matt Johnson and old Victorian Parks".

Link: For the hard of hearing.

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Latest request for a Socialist Standard year duly filled.

This time the year in question is 1931, which brings to mind the tragic early death of John Thomson, the divine Joan Blondell and more Maigret stories published than you can shake a pipe at.

A good year for the Socialist Standard . . .  with a nice spread of articles, editorials and answers to correspondents:

Link: Whatever happened to Denny Hibs?

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Another year (semi-fresh) out of the oven. Someone asked for 1950, so I stepped up.

A year best known for the beginning of the Korean War, Uruguay's shock win at the World Cup in Brazil, and the death of Eric Arthur Blair.

Link: You couldn't lace Joe Gaetjens boots.

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Another year has come around.

This time round it's 1987. A year which brings forth memories of not revising for my 'O' Levels - and it showed in my grades - buying Marxism Today at my local newsagent, where three years before it would have been Smash Hits in my school bag, and being underwhelmed with the Young Ones follow up, 'Filthy Rich & Catflap'.

Link: Solitude Sitting

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Graduated from high school in 1987. Didn't know my Groucho from my Karl at that point so you were well ahead of me. I can't blame my own mediocre grades on marxism, that's for sure.

Mike


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