On modernism and its end.
We're joined by 2020 Pulitzer Prize winner Benjamin Moser to discuss the tensions between hating your national culture and wanting to leave it behind, and the effacement of national culture by postmodern homogenisation.
We talk about his biography of Susan Sontag, plus a range of other questions: Brazil, USA, literature, architecture, sex, imperialism, Freud, the image and representation, and contemporary wokeness.
/150/ Shadow Commander ft. Arash Azizi
/149/ It's Not Robots, It's Capitalism ft. Aaron Benanav / Liz Pancotti
Excerpt: /148/ Three Articles (September)
Excerpt: /146/ Class is Cancelled ft. Ben Tippet
/145/ The End of Conservatism ft. Julius Krein
Excerpt: /144/ Reading Club: New Social Movements
Excerpt: /143/ Aufhebonus Bonus (August)
/142/ Dollar Empire (2) ft. Daniel Bessner
/141/ Oh Lebanon, What Now? ft. Rima Majed
Excerpt: /140/ Three Articles: Right-Populism
/139/ Dollar Empire ft. Yakov Feygin & Dominik Leusder
Excerpt: /138/ Fuck, Abolish, Defund: The Police
Excerpt: /137/ Reading Club: War, Technology, The State
/136/ Banana Monarchy ft. David Edgerton
UNLOCKED /115/ Singapore Shangri-La ft. Lee Jones
Excerpt: /135/ Aufhebonus Bonus (June)
Excerpt: /134/ The Call - Afterparty
/133/ The Call ft. Krithika Varagur
/132/ Partial to Slavs ft. Lily Lynch