September 14, 2021
On the long history of involuntary celibates.
Alex Gendler talks to us about his essay in American Affairs, "The New Superfluous Men". With growing global concern about incels and increasing anti-terrorism focus on the supposed risks posed by lonely, angry men, we discuss why this discussion has emerged today and why it's gone global.
Why do our societies seem no longer to find use for young men? Do they benefit from patriarchy? And how does this all relate to class?
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