In this semi-regular slot, we respond to your comments and criticisms received over the past month or so.
August 25, 2020
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Discussion features whether we're right about the "end of the End of History", social conservatism, policing in America, British declinism, the use and misuses of Islamism, and more.
July 14, 2020
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Mailbag + bonus content ft. Corey Robin
In this new semi-regular slot, we feature bonus recordings (here, 20mins of additional discussion with Corey Robin from episode 129) and respond to your comments and criticisms received over the past month.
May 12, 2020
On the so-called "incel documentary", TFW NO GF.
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We discuss the new documentary TFW NO GF, which focuses on the lives of extremely online alienated loners in the US. It has consequently been labelled the "incel documentary". Because the subjects are allowed to speak for themselves, it's also been called "irresponsible".
We take apart what, if anything, makes this cohort distinct from the past - is it the internet? are they lonelier? are their prospects worse? - and try to place the phenomenon in a wider context. If you haven't watched the documentary, there are clips from it interspersed throughout.
April 21, 2020
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In this latest Three Articles, we discuss responses to Covid-19.
Virus lays bare the frailty of the social contract, Editorial, FT
Herd Immunity is Epidemiological Neoliberalism, The Quarantimes
We’re on the Brink of Cyberpunk, Kelsey D. Atherton, Slate