No Future for You: Salvos from The Baffler (MIT Press)

No Future for You: Salvos from The Baffler (MIT Press)

There's by no means been a greater time to be outdoors the consensus -- and should you don't think it, then peer into those genre-defining essays from The Baffler, the journal that is been blunting the leading edge of yank tradition and politics for 1 / 4 of a century. this is Thomas Frank at the upward-falling cult of workmanship in Washington, D.C., the place belonging potential getting the main occasions of our period unsuitable. here is Rick Perlstein on unsolicited mail scams, multi level marketing, and the roots of right-wing mendacity. this is John Summers at the intolerant makes use of of innovation in liberal Cambridge, Massachusetts. And here is David Graeber sensing our unhappiness in new expertise. (We anticipated teleportation pods, antigravity sleds, and immortality medicines. We obtained LinkedIn, which, as Ann Friedman writes the following, is an Escher staircase masquerading as a occupation ladder.)

Packed with hilarious, scabrous, up to-the-minute feedback of the yankee comedy, No destiny for You debunks "positive pondering" bromides and enterprise idols. Susan Faludi debunks fb govt Sheryl Sandberg's phony feminist instruction manual, Lean In. Evgeny Morozov wrestles "open resource" and "Web 2.0" and different pseudorevolutionary meme-making right down to the floor. Chris Lehmann writes the obituary of the Washington publish, Barbara Ehrenreich is going trying to find the ungood God in Ridley Scott's movie Prometheus, Heather Havrilesky reads Fifty colours of Grey, and Jim Newell investigates the unusual and regular case of Adam Wheeler, the scholar fraud who fooled Harvard and, in contrast to the genuine culprits, went to jail.

No destiny for You bargains the counternarrative you have been lacking, facts that dissent is alive and good in the US. Please be warned, notwithstanding. The writing that follows is polemical in nature. it will probably search to cajole you of something.

Copublished with The Baffler.

ContributorsChris Bray, Mark Dancey, Barbara Ehrenreich, Susan Faludi, Thomas Frank, Ann Friedman, James Griffioen, David Graeber, A. S. Hamrah, Heather Havrilesky, Chris Lehmann, Rhonda Lieberman, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Evgeny Morozov, Jim Newell, Rick Perlstein, John Summers, Maureen Tkacik

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