Friday, February 20, 2009

Anarchist and Detective

links to a review of a lesser-known H.G. Wells story about an anarchist foiling a rational detective, pre-turn of the century, when it appears Wells and Conan Doyle had something of a rivalry going on. Usefully illustrates Wells' point about irrationality prevailing in a criminal environment. And by that token, Sherlock Holmes was a square. Odd how later Wells went for the 'rationality' of communism. But that's not really the point.

I think in the course of Bush's America, the anarchist and the detective have become separated - they are now two people usually, whereas during the 90s I can recall some acquaintances who were both - I don't think Wells' story has any reference to current events other than it may suggest a clue as to how the two can be re-forged.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Muslims ruined the party. Who cares what an anarchist does?