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No Time to Die reviewed
By Will Lloyd
If you want to understand the spectacular implosion of liberalism over the past five years, all you need is a Netflix subscription
What’s happened to American culture?
He understands extravagant display and is unbothered by practical politics
How the culture war created a tribe of Lee Harvey Oswalds
What are the major artworks of the Trump years?
I doubt there has ever been a time when fewer actual fascists and actual socialists existed than today
The debates simplify, dramatize and canalize all the confusions of politics in a colossal world power into verbal boxing matches.
‘All of the things that we need, all of the things that this country needs to get back on track, Trump is for and Biden is against’
Antiracist Baby by Ibram X. Kendi reviewed
Here was somebody who truly acted as if race was a social construct, and the antiracist intellectuals were furious about it
How can we escape the American gerontocracy?
After the waiting, the barbarians arrive
‘I think it makes us lazy thinking about removing a statue, rather than creating a social policy that will materially improve conditions for marginalized groups’
Why escapism is better than utopianism
From Cool to Cringe: what’s happened to American culture?
The Oscars and the triumph of Social Justice Realism
Why men don’t read books anymore
If only Kanye’s run were serious
Is your baby racist?
Has politics turned Netflix viewers off?
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