The Language of Violence

Like: Vlad, you’ve lost your fucking mind

Putin and Merkel spoke on the phone
They discussed the situation in Crimea and Ukraine
Putin agreed to admit OSCE observers
Kostya writes from Khanty-Mansiysk: I’m always curious about

what they actually say to each other

Well, I say, she’s
Like: Vlad, you’ve lost your fucking mind
I’m an old cunt and I’m telling you, you’ve lost your fucking mind
I also want to fuck people up sometimes, but, Vlad, I restrain myself
Kostya says stop it

More from Issue 26

Issue 26 Dirty Work

“I like Bernie,” he says. “Trump’s just in it for laughs. I don’t think I’m going to vote.”

Issue 26 Dirty Work

In 2016, Twitter, like money, was speech.

Issue 26 Dirty Work

“You are the problem, Politician,” the Trumpian spat back.

Issue 26 Dirty Work

Women’s economic empowerment was at the heart of Clinton’s politics in the ’90s, and it has been at the heart of her…

Issue 26 Dirty Work

“You must promise me — that you will not spend the next eight weeks ranting at me about colonialism.”

Issue 26 Dirty Work

It is not his talent that made this sentencing a watershed. It is hers.

Issue 26 Dirty Work
Kiddie Porn
Issue 26 Dirty Work
Where's Your Boyfriend?
Issue 26 Dirty Work

She called it “doing money.” MEET ME TO DO MONEY, she would text. I’M IN THE CHILDREN’S SECTION.

Issue 26 Dirty Work
Who Works for the Workers?
Issue 26 Dirty Work
Introduction
Issue 26 Dirty Work

He’s still on top: / spinning out his dialectic / pillorying the fascists / demanding that his books also be burned on the square

Issue 26 Dirty Work

I see students, fire / /people marching, fire / trembling, feeling, blind / invincible and kind, fire

Issue 26 Dirty Work

you break off a piece of delicious biscotti / yeah. that would be a lot more realistic / after all you’re so interested in realism

Issue 26 Dirty Work

Life is hard, death is distant. Let’s multiply this by two and make it simpler.

Issue 26 Dirty Work
This Quiet Place Today
Issue 26 Dirty Work
Why Are We in the Middle East?
Issue 26 Dirty Work

This is a book, in large part, about “cultural capital,” with those quotation marks locked on like handcuffs.

Issue 26 Dirty Work

With so many other smart magazines publishing articles that could have been lifted from RT.com, it is difficult to swim against…