The PMC Gets Organized, Dominic King, Damage
- Virtue Hoarders: The Case Against the Professional-Managerial Class, Catherine Liu, University of Minnesota Press, 2021
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We start off by discussing the beheading of a French teacher for having shown his pupils the Mohammed cartoons in a class on free speech. Then we discuss your points, questions and criticisms from September and October (on class politics, antifa, Covid, unemployment and more). Finally, 25 minutes of bonus content from our chat with Sontag biographer Benjamin Moser on the 1619 Project, identity politics, literature, and cosmopolitanism and empire.
In this semi-regular slot, we respond to your comments and criticisms received over the past month or so.
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".
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