Baffler boob cultural economy from jubilee mad new politics salvos
Smoke Signals by Martin A. And s o from my perch in Spain I write about America , and try to offer the perspective of one who can see it from both inside and outside, both the trees and the woods. Sep 28, David Robertus rated it it was amazing. Von Ein Kunde am The Cheney Vice Presidency. Articles about Amway are always a fun read, and a piece on the slave-like labor of internships still feels relevant, because apparently the problem has only gotten worse. BJ is a comp of essays from the underground journal The Baffler.
The Baffler—The Journal That Blunts the Cutting Edge
Boob Jubilee: The Mad Cultural Politics of the New Economy: Salvos from the Baffler
Articles about Amway are always a fun rea I used to sometimes buy the Baffler at my local bookstore and revel in its sharp, anti-managerial-capitalistic, anti-free-market screeds. There on the left flank, the X-Pundits stand, an indomitable fighting force poised against the sentinels of the dark Lord Ashcroft--a picture only Jack Kirby could illuminate. Published September 17th by W. The tech stock market crash was fresh in the writers' minds as they assembled the anthology.
In the impossible, we bring home to roost a discordant feeling—widow buttons in all black still with our funeral rings. Feb 01, Stuart rated it really liked it Shelves: The pieces range from succinct, thoughtful and variously left-of-center brilliance the Thomas Frank bits, Matt Roth's inside look at the Amway multi-level marketing company, Jim Frederick's spot-on expose on the much-abused practice of internship, itself part of a section entitled "Interns Built The Pyramids" , to the marginal rantings of the NeoMarxist, postmodernist lunatic fringe Nelson Smith's "A Partial History Of Alarms", with its "property-is-theft" sentiments, or Daniel LaZare's attack piece on Hilton Kramer, which comes off like a denunciation from the days of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Them In The Me Generation" is an essential read, packed with largely forgotten information about labor relations in the 's, though it fails to view the actions of labor, which were at times excessive, through anything but the most rosy of lenses.
The First Red Century Issue Jul 23, Jay rated it liked it. No problem for 'Traffic' guru. It was the most spectacular outbreak of mass delirium that we are likely to see in our lifetimes, wrote the editors of The Baffler. The NYT has written about it lately. What was for others the dawn of a "New Economy" was for The Baffler a cornucopia of absurdity--the costliest political and financial hustle in living memory.