Dispatches From the Culture Wars - Society Ablaze
- The “Plandemic” Deception
- Covid and the Racial Contract
- How the Far Right Feeds Off the Pandemic
- Education Transformed
- From Covid to Cold War
- The Lynching of Ahmaud Arbery
- Running and Racism
- How To Be Depressed
A slickly produced 26-minute video called Plandemic has exploded on social media in recent days, claiming to present a view of COVID-19 that differs from the "official" narrative.
The lives of disproportionately black and brown workers are being sacrificed to fuel the engine of a faltering economy, by a president who disdains them. This is the COVID contract.
While the far right typically present themselves as part of a well organized, cohesive movement, they have been all over the place when it comes to COVID-19.
The Uberfication of Universities By Franco Pilazzi, April 30, 2020, Jacobin
Teaching Across an Abyss of Silence By Belle Chesler, May 10, 2020, TomDispatch
From Covid to Cold War
Neocons are Beating Cold War Drums…Again By Melvin Goodman, May 6, 2020, CounterPunch
Trump Blames China By Anita Kumar, May 3, 2020, Politico
Justice in the case of a 25-year-old black male was delayed amid the COVID-19 response. Apparently in Georgia bowling and tattooing are more essential.
The response to Ahmaud Arbery's murder highlighted a little-discussed fact: the running world is deeply divided by race, and we must address it.
By Mark Athitakis
March 24, 2020
On the Seawall
For decades, the critic George Scialabba has suffered from severe clinical depression. His treatment notes reveal the depths of his illness and the inadequacy of institutions to fully address it.