Dispatches From the Culture Wars - November 23, 2021
- The Right’s License to Kill
- Unwoke University
- Inflation? Another Con
- The Anti-Vax Right Sets Up Shop in Nashville
- 1619, Politics, and History
- New Age Meets Neofascism
- Luxury Communism
- Pfilthy Rich
- How I Prepared to Quit
- Twerking Shakes the Planet
Forget that ever-present right-wing fantasy of a muscular Aryan übermensch in a MAGA hat punching skinny black-clad leftist protesters, Rittenhouse is a more accurate avatar for the dweebs and dirtbags that make up the Trumpian right.
The anti-woke institution has no campus, no course catalog, no students, no accreditation. It does have a website.
Elites are sounding the alarm over threats of inflation in order to block Biden’s social spending plan. We shouldn’t fall for it.
Pseudo-scientists and right-wing heroes like Roger Stone descended upon the Opryland resort in October to spread misinformation. More anti-vax events are popping up around Tennessee.
Two leading historians of the founding period had a rowdy public throwdown over the role of slavery and racism in the U.S. founding, among other things.
By Lisbeth Latham
The Australian far right has joined forces with New Age spiritualists, snake-oil salesmen, and wellness gurus to take advantage of social alienation caused by the pandemic. Despite the new branding, their anti-union, anti-working-class politics remain the same.
By Frédéric Lordon
Le Monde diplomatique
In our imaginations, capitalism has a monopoly on colour, light, and even life itself. If communism is ever to be viable, conceptually and politically, it must reclaim all this. It even needs to stake a claim to luxury — since lux is light. And that is what it’s all about: light in our lives.
By Jake Johnson
Moderna, Pfizer, and BioNTech—the makers of the two most successful coronavirus vaccines—are raking in a combined $65,000 in profits every minute as they refuse to share their manufacturing recipes with developing countries, where billions of people still lack access to lifesaving shots.
Five women discuss the financial plans they made while preparing to resign and how it’s working out for them so far.
By Eva Sauphie
The Africa Report
Popularised by music videos and sometimes considered pornographic, this phenomenon has its origins in ancestral Afro-descendant dances and, above all, advocates for a liberation of the body.