No Future for You: Salvos from The Baffler (MIT Press)

No Future for You: Salvos from The Baffler (MIT Press)


There's by no means been a greater time to be open air the consensus -- and if you happen to do not believe it, then peer into those genre-defining essays from The Baffler, the journal that is been blunting the innovative of yank tradition and politics for 1 / 4 of a century. this is Thomas Frank at the upward-falling cult of workmanship in Washington, D.C., the place belonging capacity getting the key occasions of our period fallacious. here is Rick Perlstein on unsolicited mail scams, mlm, and the roots of right-wing mendacity. this is John Summers at the intolerant makes use of of innovation in liberal Cambridge, Massachusetts. And here is David Graeber sensing our unhappiness in new know-how. (We anticipated teleportation pods, antigravity sleds, and immortality medicines. We received LinkedIn, which, as Ann Friedman writes right here, is an Escher staircase masquerading as a occupation ladder.)

Packed with hilarious, scabrous, up to-the-minute feedback of the yankee comedy, No destiny for You debunks "positive pondering" bromides and enterprise idols. Susan Faludi debunks fb government Sheryl Sandberg's phony feminist guide, Lean In. Evgeny Morozov wrestles "open resource" and "Web 2.0" and different pseudorevolutionary meme-making all the way down to the floor. Chris Lehmann writes the obituary of the Washington put up, Barbara Ehrenreich is going trying to find the ungood God in Ridley Scott's movie Prometheus, Heather Havrilesky reads Fifty colors of Grey, and Jim Newell investigates the unusual and ordinary case of Adam Wheeler, the scholar fraud who fooled Harvard and, not like the genuine culprits, went to jail.

No destiny for You deals the counternarrative you have been lacking, evidence that dissent is alive and good in the United States. Please be warned, despite the fact that. The writing that follows is polemical in nature. it may well search to cajole you of something.

Copublished with The Baffler.

ContributorsChris Bray, Mark Dancey, Barbara Ehrenreich, Susan Faludi, Thomas Frank, Ann Friedman, James Griffioen, David Graeber, A. S. Hamrah, Heather Havrilesky, Chris Lehmann, Rhonda Lieberman, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Evgeny Morozov, Jim Newell, Rick Perlstein, John Summers, Maureen Tkacik

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