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The Baffler No. 32

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Rare it is that the careworn American public casts its collective gaze heavenward—unless in desperate prayer for debt relief, affordable housing, non-extortionate college instruction, or any of the other fugitive comforts that our grand neoliberal consensus has catapulted into the unreachable empyrean. In the hushed and reverent darkness of the Baffler observatory, however ...more
Paperback, 184 pages
Published September 20th 2016 by The Baffler Foundation, Inc.
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I'm accustomed to nearly reflexive swooning praise of every issue of the baffler. This is the tightest, meanest, funniest and most insightful as well as overlooked magazine that exists in what remains of American cultural criticism.

But this issue was a real trial. Chief Chris Lehmann's own contribution to it is among the principle reasons, in which he takes X,000 words to make a pretty simple point about a phenomenon that barely deserves the attention; a couple scornful tweets would have been s
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A rather strange baffler.
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Another solid issue. Quite thematically done, with the question of spirituality rather consistent throughout. The lead article in the issue was far and away the best: Jackson Lears absolutely delivered. The accomplished historian brings a stellar discussion of Darwinism, science, and spirituality. His piece reveals a long-duree trend not only to banish spirituality from the margins, but to put forth a rigidly atomistic science. Lears is looking at rules like Weisman's barrier (the principle that ...more
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