Tag: Capitalism

Whoever said it’s easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism (Slavoj Žižek and Frederic Jameson are both blamed,) it’s a quote that has legs because it’s true. (More…)

It’s tragically appropriate that Mark Fisher, whose work was so deeply engaged with the idea of hauntology, about the persistence of the past, should speak to us from beyond the grave. (More…)

Proportion explains a lot in life. This has become painfully obvious in the era of COVID-19 when the underlying sociopathy of the US president and of the party he leads can most clearly be seen in their signal failure to understand what the numbers mean. (More…)

The orchestration of Chinese politics by the Communist Party continues. But this year, the National People’s Party Congress was different. (More…)

Everyone loves a good villain, especially one whose presence validates overlooking our own failings. (More…)

The term “crisis” is applied all too freely in politics and journalism. It has become a common designation for the Coronavirus outbreak as well. (More…)

The end of the tunnel is nowhere in sight. Coronavirus continues to infect the globe. (More…)

When a band has been around as long as Wire, starting off a new record with the line “It’s nothing new” feels like a dare. (More…)

Lee Gamble’s new almost-LP, Exhaust, is not easy to like. Every time one of its eight tracks seems to settle into a groove, it suddenly darts off in a different direction. The patterns that do repeat are usually too complicated to remember before the record has been played many times over. (More…)