[Reading] ➽ The Baffler No. 21 ➳ John Summers – Bassgrotto.co.uk

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  1. says:

    I ve been reading the Baffler since the early 90s It s quite simply one of the consistently very best periodicals for those with a tendency toward critical thinking and an intellectual but irreverent analysis of late capitalism, politics, consumerism, and the media It s like Harper s times one hundred It s wonderful.That said, every time I read an issue, it angers and saddens me with almost every page, just like Harper s does but 100 times worse There is of course the geeky enjoyment of seeing written in eloquent form the sentiments I feel every day about our screwed up system and society, but also there is a profound bitterness and despair which sometimes threaten to overwhelm me.The last couple of issues have seen for me the latter feelings outweigh, and , the former In fact for the first time I feel like maybe the Baffler is starting to go too far, in some cases Or maybe I m just getting old Maybe I m just tiring of continual, brutal attacks on not only everything that...

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    I ve been a fan of the Baffler since around issue 8 It s the only thing I subscribe to, and is worth a read from cover to cover though I tend not to be a fan of much of their fiction The highlights of this issue are Thomas Frank s spot on essay on why the Occupy movement failed, and Rick Perlstein...

  3. says:

    The usual great writing, great attitude What a fun journal.

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The Baffler No. 21 In The Third And Last Issue Of Our Revival Year, Thomas Frank Tells You How Theory Met Practice In Occupy Wall Street And Drove It Out Of Its Mind , Rick Perlstein Explains How Mitt Romney Lies To Be Loved, And David Graeber Asks Whether It S Possible To Think That You Believe Something When, In Fact, You Don T, Or To Think That You Don T Believe Something When, In Fact, You Do Answer Yes And Yes.The Issue Delivers Original Writing On Politics, Culture, And Media By Will Boisvert, Ana Marie Cox, Barbara Ehrenreich, Bel N Fern Ndez, Chris Lehmann, Jason Linkins, Josh MacPhee, Jim Newell, Alex Pareene, Dubravka Ugre I , And Eugenia Williamson Plus Stories, Poems, And Graphic Art By Some Of The Best Writers, Poets, And Illustrators Around And Finally, We Bring You A Previously Unpublished Waking Dream By C Wright Mills, If I Were President Well, What Would You Do If You Were President Contents Tower Of BafflerOnly A DreamJohn SummersSalvosTo The Precinct Station How Theory Met Practice And Drove It Absolutely CrazyThomas FrankThe Long Con Mail Order ConservatismRick PerlsteinCan T Stop Believing Magic And PoliticsDavid GraeberCome On, Feel The BuzzAlex PareeneHigh Church Hustle CNBC S TelevangelistsJason LinkinsThe Dollar DebauchOh, The Irony Chris LehmannInto The InfiniteThe Missionary PositionBarbara EhrenreichOther People S ProblemsThe CodeDubravka Ugre I Cities Of NightBel N Fern NdezAnything For The Libor BoysChristian LorentzenCall Of The Wild Detroit On ScreenWill BoisvertThe Rod Of CorrectionWho S The Shop Steward On Your Kickstarter Josh MacPheeNotes QuotesThe Lying GameJim NewellFace ValueAna Marie CoxThree Odd WordsManohar ShettyStoryInvasion Of GrenadaGeorge SingletonPoemsOr Why The Assembly Disbanded As BeforeRoberto Tejadafrom California Tanka DiaryHarryette MullenSummit MeetingTony HoaglandEquationsKwame DavisSong Of Whiteout And BlackacheAilish HopperJewelerDante MicheauxThe Free WorldCamille RankineLuke Cool Hand I M Your FatherFady JoudahTrifling BureaucraciesCreditCarmen Gim Nez SmithObituaryThe Alternative Press In RetrospectEugenia WilliamsonAncestorsIf I Were PresidentC Wright Mills