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The Baffler: Vol. 2, No. 1 (The Baffler #18)

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Our newest issue, "Margin Call," features essays by Michael Lind on the emerging American oligarchy; Yves Smith on the mountainous self-regard of the American finance industry; Chris Lehmann on libertarianism's willful failure to understand the economic crisis; Naomi Klein's reflections on "branding" in American politics 10 years after her magnum opus, No Logo; Matt Taibbi ...more
Periodical, 178 pages
Published January 2010 by Conor O'Neil (first published December 31st 2009)
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May 24, 2010 Paul rated it really liked it
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An eclectic collection of solid and interesting articles. This is a great example of good writing overcoming shoddy copy-editing. Not that there were typos everywhere, but there were enough. Especially since the mag claims ink + paper + careful typesetting = eternal rightness in the back. It's that careful typesetting that's questionable here. They even spelled one of their writers' names incorrectly in the running header. That's pretty embarrassing. But yeah, the typos (mostly misplaced commas ...more
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Dec 13, 2011 Ben Bush rated it it was amazing
God bless The Baffler! Back from dormancy on the occasion of the economic crisis, The Baffler makes me laugh out loud, brings me to brink of tears and then fills me with sensate rage.

The copy editing does noticeably worsen in the second half, including the swap of a pair of pages as mentioned elsewhere.
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Not quite the second coming I was hoping for, but it's really great for to have The Baffler back. The Taibbi article (and maybe the N. Klein article) was a reprint from another magazine, which was a little disappointing. I hope more are coming!
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Thomas Frank is the author of Pity the Billionaire, The Wrecking Crew, and What's the Matter with Kansas? A former columnist for The Wall Street Journal and Harper's, Frank is the founding editor of The Baffler and writes regularly for Salon. He lives outside Washington, D.C.
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