Ken Loach: English radical

Interesting spot from Mick Fealty over at Slugger:

Literary critic Declan Kiberd… …argues that far from hating his own country, Loach is part of a long tradition of radicals (subs needed) in the line of Milton, Blake, and Shelley, who were devoted to the smaller egalitarian idea of Englishness over the latter term of Britishness, into which, he argues it was later subsumed.

I’ve often thought that Loach would be the ideal man to make a film about the Levellers.
Their story has similar themes to those of Land and Freedom, and The Wind that Shakes the Barley, and in some ways it needs to be told more urgently.






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