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It's always been the tradition of SWP publications that they write seriously about serious topics without using the pretentious jargon with which academic Marxists often cover up the fact that they have nothing to say.

So I was a bit perturbed to find a review (Culture, Socialist Review, December 2007) which refers to "Francis Ford Coppola's latest filmic endeavour". As far as I can see this means "movie" - no more, no less.

Do Socialist Review contributors really say, "I'm going to the filmic endeavours this evening"?

Ian Birchall