Obviously I’m intellectualising in the hope of avoiding despair. Here’s my first go at a provisional Sociology of Trump reading list, incorporating books I’ve read, books I own and now prioritise reading and those I’ve bought this morning. I’ve deliberately cast the net as widely as possible: Pity the Billionaire: The Hard-Times Swindle and the […]
Lovely spot by Chris Hedges from a book I read many years ago which, as far as I can tell, made nearly zero impression on me at the time. This quotes from Rorty’s Achieving Our Country: Many writers on socioeconomic policy have warned that the old industrialized democracies are heading into a Weimar-like period, one in […]
How We Are – Vincent Deary The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P – Adelie Waldman The Circle – Dave Eggers Locke & Key (vol 1 to vol 5) – Joe Hill The Importance of Disappointment – Ian Craib The Massive (vol 1 to vol 4) – Brian Wood Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt – Chris […]
Earlier today I came across this wonderful passage by Frederick Douglass in this book by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco: Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many […]
This relates to the issues I was rambling about here. I’ve posted about Chris Hedges in the past. I’m a big fan of his work. He’s also a very interesting man.
This astonishing video shows the journalist Chris Hedges, invited to give a commencement address at Rockford College, instead being met with an astonishing hysteria because of the anti-war views expressed in his speech: The New York Times sacked him afterwards. The speaker wasn’t an antiwar student. It wasn’t an antiwar faculty member. It was New York […]
This interview with Chris Hedges is very good though extremely depressing. I found his critique of Obamacare from the left (in the first few minutes of the video) particularly interesting. I’ve also been struck by how interesting Hedges is as a person whenever I’ve heard him talk auto-biographically.
hrough Design Fiction (e.g. Zero Hours) Through Social Fiction (e.g. Low Fat Love) Through Visual Journalism (e.g. Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt) Through Visual Biography (e.g. Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City) Through Graphic Novels (I lack examples of this – I’m also aware the distinction between ‘graphic novels’ and ‘visual […]