The Baffler No. 23

The Baffler No. 23 A Carnival Of BuncombeOh, We May Say Our Colleges Are The Best In The World While We Secretly Believe They Re An Overpriced Rip Off, But Leave It To Thomas Frank In The Baffler NoTo Ask Whether They Re The Best In The World At Committing The Rip Off Welcome To America Five Years After The Financial Crisis It S A Place Made Possible By Buncombe, As David Graeber Explains Here And It S A Time Of Magical Thinking, As Susan Faludi Says In Her Expos Of The Narrow Brand Of Feminism On Offer From Sheryl Sandberg S Positive Thinking Tract Lean InLuckily, We Have Jacob Silverman To Burst The Techno Bubble That Is South By Southwest Ann Friedman To Explain Why We Re All LinkedIn With Nowhere To Go And Quinn Slobodian And Michelle Sterling To Report From Berlin How Hipsters, Expats, Yummies, And Smartphones Ruined A City Our Midyear Issue Contains World Defining Fiction By Adam Haslett And Genre Bending Prose By Thomas Sayers Ellis About Lou Beach S Surreal Cover Art The Carnival S All Here From Seth Colter Walls On Jean Paul Sartre To Farran Nehme On Buster Keaton, From Dubravka Ugre I S Dreams Of Wittgenstein To Richard Byrne S Nod To Ned Ludd, The Baffler Gives You The Latest Trends In Cultural News And Retail Opinion Step Right Up

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  • Paperback
  • 164 pages
  • The Baffler No. 23
  • John Summers
  • English
  • 11 January 2019

10 thoughts on “The Baffler No. 23

  1. says:

    This is the second print issue of The Baffler that I have received since I subscribed at the beginning of 2013, and it alone is worth the price of the annual subscription.The issue s theme is bumcombe or bunkum if you grew up where I did and the collected authors do a fantastic job of illustrating the various ways in which America as an entity and an idea is built on hucksterism A personal favorite mostly because it s something I ve been thinking and writing about for some time is Thomas Frank s piece on education, which collects and distills myriad writings on the failures of the educational system into a single, clear motif.Susan Faludi on the lean in movement and Ann Friedman on LinkedIn work together as a delightful pair of companion pieces on the emptiness of corporate thought while each excellently explores different intersections of corporate nonsense, their thought leadership as pyramid scheme intersection is simply delightful.The second pair of companion pieces Slobodian and Sterling s piece on Berlin and Silverman s evisceration of SXSW that explore the intersection of hipness , class and social services in the modern city are classic Baffler curmudgeonly musings on how the the intersection of coolness and corporate capitalism makes us all lamer and worse off.Richard Byrne s piece on Ned Ludd was good as a shortform essay but would be outstanding as a long form essay or a book, I look forward to reading either or both.The media reviews Sartre and Buster Keaton are perhaps the platonic ideal of long form reviews in depth takes on the artist and the work wrapped up with intellectual ephemera and modern context.The poetry was kind of eh this issue, but I m not typically one for verse Also the piece on Wittgenstein was intriguing but ultimately too playful for its own good.Long live the Baffler

  2. says:

    This periodical just keeps getting better The writing, the art, the subject matter It s all good Especially liked the article about LinkedIn I had no idea how it worked Now I know Just a great read all the way through One of my essential reads 3 times a year.

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