The links between the Trump administration and critical theory are less surprising than they might seem.
Category: Wild Theory
“Metamodernism” offers a lens for interpreting the contradictory impulses of liberalism in recent years.
Hi-tech networked control and archaic sacrificial systems may seem like opposites, but in fact, they complement each other.
“Karen” and the Maenads
“Karen” videos and similar viral images project the threat of social breakdown onto spectacles of ranting women – much like the Maenads of ancient Greece.
The recent toppling of statues reveals the triumph of what Nietzsche called “critical history” over “monumental history.”
The In-Group Contrarian is a simultaneously marginal and a central figure for understanding social media dynamics.