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The Resource No future for you : salvos from the Baffler, edited by John Summers, Chris Lehmann, and Thomas Frank

No future for you : salvos from the Baffler, edited by John Summers, Chris Lehmann, and Thomas Frank

Label
No future for you : salvos from the Baffler
Title
No future for you
Title remainder
salvos from the Baffler
Statement of responsibility
edited by John Summers, Chris Lehmann, and Thomas Frank
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There's never been a better time to be outside the consensus -- and if you don't believe it, then peer into these genre-defining essays from The Baffler, the magazine that's been blunting the cutting edge of American culture and politics for a quarter of a century. Here's Thomas Frank on the upward-falling cult of expertise in Washington, D.C., where belonging means getting the major events of our era wrong. Here's Rick Perlstein on direct mail scams, multilevel marketing, and the roots of right-wing lying. Here's John Summers on the illiberal uses of innovation in liberal Cambridge, Massachusetts. And here's David Graeber sensing our disappointment in new technology. (We expected teleportation pods, antigravity sleds, and immortality drugs. We got LinkedIn, which, as Ann Friedman writes here, is an Escher staircase masquerading as a career ladder.) Packed with hilarious, scabrous, up to-the-minute criticism of the American comedy, No Future for You debunks "positive thinking" bromides and business idols. Susan Faludi debunks Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg's phony feminist handbook, Lean In. Evgeny Morozov wrestles "open source" and "Web 2.0" and other pseudorevolutionary meme-making down to the ground. Chris Lehmann writes the obituary of the Washington Post, Barbara Ehrenreich goes searching for the ungood God in Ridley Scott's film Prometheus, Heather Havrilesky reads Fifty Shades of Grey, and Jim Newell investigates the strange and typical case of Adam Wheeler, the student fraud who fooled Harvard and, unlike the real culprits, went to jail. No Future for You offers the counternarrative you've been missing, proof that dissent is alive and well in America. Please be warned, however. The writing that follows is polemical in nature. It may seek to persuade you of something
Member of
9CdBMIgAIJU
Cataloging source
DLC
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Baffler
Dewey number
973.93
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E169.12
LC item number
.N6 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1971-
  • 1965-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Summers, John
  • Lehmann, Chris
  • Frank, Thomas
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • Popular culture
  • Political culture
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Civilization
  • Political culture
  • Politics and government
  • Popular culture
  • Social conditions
  • United States
Label
No future for you : salvos from the Baffler, edited by John Summers, Chris Lehmann, and Thomas Frank
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The future, recycled -- Too smart to fail : notes on an age of folly / Thomas Frank -- The long con : mail-order conservatism / Rick Perlstein -- The People's Republic of Zuckerstan / John Summers -- Of flying cars and the declining rate of profit / David Graeber -- Photo essay: Feral houses / James Griffioen -- Part two. The arts of regression -- Dead end on Shakin' Street / Thomas Frank -- Hoard d'oeuvres : art of the 1 percent / Rhonda Lieberman -- A cottage for sale : the high price of sentimentality / A.S. Hamrah -- Fifty shades of late capitalism / Heather Havrilesky -- Adam Wheeler went to Harvard / Jim Newell -- The missionary position / Barbara Ehrenreich -- Part three. Positive thinking -- Facebook feminism, like it or not / Susan Faludi -- All LinkedIn with nowhere to go / Ann Friedman -- The meme hustler : Tim O'Reilly's crazy talk / Evgeny Morozov -- Part four. Quiet rooms, dead zones -- Follow the money : the Washington Post's pageant of folly / Chris Lehmann -- Omniscient gentlemen of the Atlantic / Maureen Tkacik -- The vertically integrated rape joke : the triumph of vice / Anne Elizabeth Moore -- Party of none : Barack Obama's annoying journey to the center of belonging / Chris Bray -- Graphic art: GTMO National Monument / Mark Dancey
Control code
ocn878501731
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 377 pages
Isbn
9780262028332
Lccn
2014010670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262028332
  • (OCoLC)878501731
Label
No future for you : salvos from the Baffler, edited by John Summers, Chris Lehmann, and Thomas Frank
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part one. The future, recycled -- Too smart to fail : notes on an age of folly / Thomas Frank -- The long con : mail-order conservatism / Rick Perlstein -- The People's Republic of Zuckerstan / John Summers -- Of flying cars and the declining rate of profit / David Graeber -- Photo essay: Feral houses / James Griffioen -- Part two. The arts of regression -- Dead end on Shakin' Street / Thomas Frank -- Hoard d'oeuvres : art of the 1 percent / Rhonda Lieberman -- A cottage for sale : the high price of sentimentality / A.S. Hamrah -- Fifty shades of late capitalism / Heather Havrilesky -- Adam Wheeler went to Harvard / Jim Newell -- The missionary position / Barbara Ehrenreich -- Part three. Positive thinking -- Facebook feminism, like it or not / Susan Faludi -- All LinkedIn with nowhere to go / Ann Friedman -- The meme hustler : Tim O'Reilly's crazy talk / Evgeny Morozov -- Part four. Quiet rooms, dead zones -- Follow the money : the Washington Post's pageant of folly / Chris Lehmann -- Omniscient gentlemen of the Atlantic / Maureen Tkacik -- The vertically integrated rape joke : the triumph of vice / Anne Elizabeth Moore -- Party of none : Barack Obama's annoying journey to the center of belonging / Chris Bray -- Graphic art: GTMO National Monument / Mark Dancey
Control code
ocn878501731
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
ix, 377 pages
Isbn
9780262028332
Lccn
2014010670
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780262028332
  • (OCoLC)878501731

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