“Let’s face it,” the retired intelligence officer told Hersh. “We’re going to commit a murder.”
It seems not to matter to the proliferation of writing about millennials that so much of it has been internally contradictory.
December 16, 2014
A little something for everyone
For eco-entomologists, brave ones with baggage, left-leaning attention spans, procrastinators, artists and art-lovers, and everyone else.
Some of the most educated and skilled people in our society are among the most exploited workers.
One’s leisure time feels like work that one doesn’t have time for.
October 20, 2014
The spurious dignity of this dangerously entitled country, as well as the specious moral high ground it takes when conducting itself around the world, are derived from what is suppressed. It is not peculiar to Americans that most of us find our own past unbearable; but the consequences of not dealing with that past are peculiarly great.
October 13, 2014
What n+1 editors and contributors are reading this month.
I encountered The Politics of Reality several months ago and wish I had done so sooner, because I’ve found it’s the kind of book that insinuates itself into one’s day-to-day experience of the world and casts new light on its least interesting corners. A woman sitting across from me on the train, a gentleman insisting on the importance of my passing through a door ahead of him: Frye invites the reader to reinterpret such experiences through a series of fascinating and memorable metaphors, from a stage play in which men are the actors and women the stagehands, to men imagined as fetuses. Some of the book is dated, of course, at times uncomfortably so, but it’s no less useful for that, I think.
Privilege discourse offers a way for members of the same class to discuss differences in the same room.
If this was not yet a movement, it was definitely a mood—antifree—and it was fighting a more difficult battle.
May 13, 2014
A gazette revival
On Monday, May 5, Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan was found guilty of assaulting NYPD Officer Grantley Bovell at the OWS anniversary protest on March 17, 2012. She now faces two to seven years in prison, with the possibility of probation. To tell McMillan’s story and assess its consequences, a group of editors revived the Occupy! gazette in anticipation of her May 19 sentencing. Our hope is to enter into evidence what the court ignored.
April 19, 2014
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Forgive me for so crassly responding to your piece by finding myself in it. But somehow I feel invited to!