Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibram X. Kendi
(As a friend put it the other day:
“I can’t believe how much white men – white people – take their power for granted….”)
‘Founding Weimar’ (Cambridge University Press, 2016.) Wonderful, no-nonsense research by Mark Jones (University College, Dublin) separating real events from large amounts of fear-based rhetoric and propaganda during the early Weimar period — covering just a few key months, from October 1918 to April 1919. Great, remarkable work. Auch auf deutsch.
Screen writer: Hollywood’s exploitation is ‘beyond sexual’ An LA screenwriter blows the whistle on longtime wealthy-male domination of creative work…
Is Trump crazy – Or are we? We tend to see the Trump moment — this ‘post-truth, alternative facts’ moment — as inexplicable, crazy, and new. One writer, at least, says it’s rooted in the American psyche and its history….
Intercept: Wealthy American funding racist material in German – An American website is publishing German anti-Islamic ‘fake news’ to stir up the far-right. The Intercept says the site is financed in part by philanthropist Nina Rosenwald.
What happened to the US publishing industry: Why it’s almost impossible to make a living as a writer today.
NYT: The Agency From a nondescript office building in Russia, an army of well-paid “trolls” wreaks havoc around the Internet.
The Aesthetics of Resistance – Vol. 1
English translation of remarkable, if challenging German literature. The Aesthetics of Resistance is the crowning achievement of Peter Weiss (Marat/Sade). Reading a few lines at a time, I find myself stopping to take a breath – or take notes….