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The case for fighting Trump

From the New Yorker, Richard Metcalf on Richard Rorty's philosophical argument for national pride. In Iowa, Trump voters are unfazed by controversies. The Rude Pundit: Fuck you, rural elitists. It's not the white working class that is hurting the most. Bernie Sanders is a big letdown: He's obsessed with winning over Trump voters — and it's making him an ineffective leader of the progressive opposition. Lee Drutman and Mark Schmitt on the case for fighting Trump on norms. The way to save democracy


Paper Trail

Ani DiFranco has announced plans for her first book, to be published by Viking. The singer will write a memoir about her early years in New York and her political activism. A release date and title have yet to be set. BuzzFeed sold more than $25,000 worth of t-shirts, garbage cans, and bumper stickers on

Syllabi

Shock Waves: A Syllabus for the End Times

Fuck TheoryI'D LIKE TO START WITH A SIMPLE BUT EXPANSIVE ASSERTION: The fundamental epistemological problem of recent intellectual history has been the privileging of contradiction over contrariety. To put it

Daily Review

Jonathan Chait's homage to Obama

In one of the few waggish moments of Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Transformed America (Custom House, $28), Jonathan Chait gently mocks presidential speechwriter Ben Rhodes for having an unrealistic idea of how much text can fit on a bumper sticker.

Interviews

Judith E. Stein

Judith E, Stein's book Eye of the Sixties: Richard Bellamy and the Transformation of Modern Art examines the life of the art dealer who founded the fabled Green Gallery and was an early champion of artists including Mark di Suvero, Claes Oldenburg, James Rosenquist, and Donald Judd

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David Rolf, "The Fight for Fifteen: The Right Wage for a Working America"

Roundtable

On Intimate Geometries: The Art and Life of Louise Bourgeois by Robert Storr

Christopher Lyon, Linda Norden, Martha Schwendener, Léa Vuong, and Robert Storr

This 828-page tome on the art and life of Louise Bourgeois, who was born in 1911 and died in 2010, is the product of some thirty years of work. It comprehensively surveys Bourgeois's career as an artist, which spanned nearly seventy-five years, with more than nine hundred illustrations.

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