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Baffling the consensus since 1988, this journal seeks to debunk the ideology of the free market and to drive public discourse in literate and humane directions. Issues contain thundering anti-business salvos from the sharpest minds, as well as poetry, literature, and satirical art.

Contributions for The Baffler No. 19 include Thomas Frank on the age folly, Barbara Ehrenreich on our relationship to big animals, David Graeber on how technology ...
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Overview

Baffling the consensus since 1988, this journal seeks to debunk the ideology of the free market and to drive public discourse in literate and humane directions. Issues contain thundering anti-business salvos from the sharpest minds, as well as poetry, literature, and satirical art.

Contributions for The Baffler No. 19 include Thomas Frank on the age folly, Barbara Ehrenreich on our relationship to big animals, David Graeber on how technology has failed us, Chris Lehmann on the proletarian novelist Ernest Poole, and Rick Perlstein on Ronald Reagan’s path to the presidency.

Contents:

Philosophical Intelligence Office

Decrescendo
John Summers


Salvos

Too Smart to Fail: Notes on an age of folly
Thomas Frank

I Was a Teenage Gramlich
Jim Newell

Ronald Reagan's Imaginary Bridges
Rick Perlstein

Of Flying Cars and the Declining Rate of Profit
David Graeber

Future Schlock: Creating the crap of tomorrow at the MIT Media Lab
Will Boisvert

Revolt of the Gadgets
Robert S. Eshelman


The Dollar Debauch

Water World
Chris Lehmann


Into the Infinite

The Animal Cure
Barbara Ehrenreich


Notes & Quotes

Smells like …
Eugenia Williamson

My Own Little Mission
Dubravka Ugrešić

Disposable Hip
G. Beato



Stories

Give Her to Me
Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

2312
Kim Stanley Robinson

Edge Lands
Chris N. Brown


Lives of the Pundits

Omniscient Gentlemen of The Atlantic
Maureen Tkacik


Poems

Experts are Puzzled
Laura Riding

from Odi Barbare
Geoffrey Hill

Strike!
Charles Bernstein

Syria Renga
Marilyn Hacker

Snow Globe
Peter Gizzi

Breaking Stones
Nirala

Little Princess, or The One-Eyed Girl
Nirala


Documentia

We Told You So: An advance memorandum on the jitters
James K. Galbraith


Ancestors

Cotton Tenants: Three families
James Agee


Contributors

Bafflers No. 19
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  • BN ID: 2940014194013
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 3/21/2012
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  • Pages: 180
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Meet the Author

Thomas Frank is founding editor of The Baffler and a columnist at Harper’s Magazine. His new book is Pity the Billionaire.

Barbara Ehrenreich is the author of Bright-Sided, Dancing in the Streets, and Nickel and Dimed.

David Graeber is a Reader in Social Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London. His new book is Debt: The First 5,000 Years.

Chris Lehmann is our senior editor and Dollar Debauch columnist. He’s the author of Rich People Things: Real-Life Secrets of the Predator Class.

Rick Perlstein is an American historian and journalist. He is a former writer for The Village Voice and The New Republic.

Will Boisvert is a critic and journalist who has written for In These Times, the Village Voice and Entertainment Weekly.

Jim Newell has covered politics as a staff writer at Gawker, an editor at Wonkette, and a contributor to the Guardian.

Robert S. Eshelman is a journalist in New York. His articles have appeared in The American Prospect, The Nation, and Mother Jones.

James K. Galbraith teaches at University of Texas at Austin. In the early eighties he was Executive Director of the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress.

Kim Stanley Robinson is the author of Galileo’s Dream, The Years of Rice and Salt, and the Mars trilogy.

James Agee (1909–1955) was an American poet, novelist, critic, and screenwriter.
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