Dispatches From the Culture Wars - May 26, 2020
- The Cult
- Intellectuals Going Covid
- Being the Victim
- Rules Are For Fools
- A Little Something Called Hydroxychloroquine
- A New Sheriff is Coming
- How Conspiracy Theories Work
- Are We In This Together?
- #MeToo and Queer Experience
By David Atkins
May 23, 2020
Core Republican voters have begun to reconstitute themselves as a conspiracy theory cult devoted to beliefs that were once relegated to the farthest fringe–fictions that cannot help but end in civil conflict and violence.
Why the pandemic is driving conservative intellectuals mad.
The conservative victimhood complex has made America impossible to govern.
What liberals don’t get about Trump supporters and pop culture.
How a “philosopher” who tweets anti-Semitism, two bitcoin bros and right-wing media helped put an idea in the president’s head.
A woman fired by an Ohio sheriff ‘because she’s a lesbian’ just knocked her old boss out of the race for his own office.
Like viruses, conspiracy theories are socially contagious and hard to stop once set in motion. We must understand what they do to us.
The pandemic is widening society’s preexisting class divides.
May 3, 2020
The spotlight on male-on-male abuse relies on an analytical grid that has been borrowed, generally unchanged and unexamined, from the analysis of heterosexual abuse.