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Joey Barton: What’s behind his Twitter philosophy?

Footballer Joey Barton says that he is not “pretentious or cynical”. If only the same were true of the new practitioners of Bartonology. There is a snobbish condescension from those who seem surprised that the likes of Barton can actually read Nietzsche. But it’s just as patronising to treat his aphoristic efforts as though they had any real intellectual worth.

Short side piece to a BBC Online Magazine article (Published 26 August)

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