Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

Articles tagged politics

Thursday, July 18 2013

Chuck Klosterman Is Making a Career of Evil in ‘I Wear the Black Hat’

If anything, I Wear the Black Hat makes you think about what is culturally acceptable when it comes to malicious behavior.


Thursday, December 6 2012

‘Black Ops 2’ and American Fears

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 touches upon themes of America's economic decline, technological dependencies, and the loss of international political capital in the face of a costly empire.


Thursday, November 8 2012

Hurricane Sandy: The Perfect Storm in Every Way

Hurricane Sandy was not just a freak natural occurrence -- it became the 'perfect storm' for cultural events such as conspiracy theories, religious intolerance, scientific accountability, and the sharing of (mis)information through social media.


Wednesday, September 5 2012

The Top Five Songs for the Mitt Romney Presidential Campaign

Republicans love rock 'n' roll -- almost as much as the bands loathe them. Here are five songs the GOP can call its own.


Wednesday, November 2 2011

Barbarians Against Barbarians: Henry Kissinger’s ‘On China’

The diplomat believes he’s a skillful player, he believes he’s in control; but the game is much bigger than he is, and defines what he can and cannot do.


Thursday, October 20 2011

‘The Origins of Political Order’ Is Delightfully Bipartisan and Sure to Raise Eyebrows

The esteemed political scientist's latest book provides a thought-provoking look at the political history of past civilizations, and is sure to offer plenty of fodder for conversations about the present.


Tuesday, July 26 2011

‘The President is a Sick Man’: Delightfully Underhanded Stories of Deception and Manipulation

Matthew Algeo's engaging book takes an obscure piece of history and crafts it into an engrossing narrative.


Tuesday, June 28 2011

Politics of Control Revisited: What Has Changed?

That the U.S. Supreme Court has sided in favor of the game industry does little if anything for gaming as a subculture.


Sunday, June 12 2011

‘The Quotable Hitchens’ Gives Us the Best of Hitchens, Arranged in a Convenient Dictionary Format

Love him or hate him, Christopher Hitchens nearly always has something interesting to say. The Quotable Hitchens presents some of his pithiest remarks, arranged alphabetically by topic.


Thursday, May 19 2011

‘The World As It Is’ Creates Its Own Mythology

Chris Hedges, a Pulitzer prize winning former journalist for the New York Times, abandons journalistic decorum to sell books.


The Government Shutdown: Only on Television (Channel Surfing) [25.Apr.11]
Egads! Comics! In the Library! (Columns) [6.Apr.10]
Laura Nyro: Mother’s Spiritual (Reviews) [12.Nov.09]
The Political Machine 2008 (Reviews) [29.Jul.08]
Invincible: Shapeshifters (Reviews) [15.Jul.08]
A Hypothetical Problem (Sources Say) [17.Sep.07]
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.