How Does the Mind of the Political Reactionary Work?

How Does the Mind of the Political Reactionary Work?

By Hans Rollman

Mark Lilla notes in The Shipwrecked Mind, “Apocalyptic historiography never goes out of style.” 29 Aug 2016 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

7 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Thom Yorke: The Eraser

The Radiohead solo album delivers what it didn't know it promised.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:25 PM

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

Simultaneously strange and familiar, not himself, Bob lives inside an ooky, unsolvable world that mirrors our own ongoing fears, of surveillance, loss, and forgetting.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:23 PM

A Scanner Darkly (2006)

The suits make for images so fascinating they feel nearly "addictive," appropriate given that the film is about (among other things), viewing, reality, and addiction.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Edge of Outside

As much as the lines between 'independent' and 'mainstream' movies seem impossibly blurred, the impulse to mark their difference appears irresistible.

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The Sociopath Next Door by Martha Stout, PhD

It is so tastefully informative, well-written, and kindly, that you feel like you're having a cup of tea with a brilliant friend who studies the varieties of sociopathy the way one might memorize every breed of rose.

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6 Jul 2006 // 3:00 AM

Why We Fight (2005)

Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson observes, 'I sometimes think many American leaders in civilian clothes would love to have Doberman pinschers whom they could release on eth world and then put back in their cages. They don't like the Dobermans to have PhDs and question their decisions.'

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Yan's protagonist, Eugene, is a wonderful cipher for the aloof, oft-misguided paranoia that characterizes so many twentysomethings carving out a life for themselves in the 21st century.

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6 Jul 2006 // 1:00 AM

The Coup + T-Kash and Iselyfe + Nuclear Family

The Coup enjoys a reputation as one of rap music's most militantly political bands. Of course, Boots Riley also wants a revolution you can dance to.

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6 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Evangelicals: So Gone

The Evangelicals are making up their own sport, with the rules slowly coming along.

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6 Jul 2006 // 12:00 AM

Enslaved: Ruun

Norway's ultimate late bloomers shed the black metal tag for something altogether more enthralling.

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//Mixed media
//Blogs

Best of the Moving Pixels Podcast: Further Explorations of the Zero

// Moving Pixels

"We continue our discussion of the early episodes of Kentucky Route Zero by focusing on its third act.

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