Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Friday Night Links

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* “The worldwide triumph of capitalism … secures the priority of Marxism as the ultimate horizon of thought in our time”: Benjamin Kunkel reviews Fredric Jameson in LRB.

* Archie Comics will soon be introducing its first openly gay character, “strapping, blond Kevin.”

* If you were trying to persuade me to support the climate bill, you picked the absolute worst possible approach.

* The ACLU explains everything that’s wrong with Arizona’s brazenly unconstitutional documentation legislation.

* Julian Sanchez has been doing an influential series of posts about epistemic closure on the right.

* Meanwhile, Glenn Beck continues his slow-motion breakdown, GOP unanimity seems to have lost its mojo, and Chris Christie is the right wing’s crush of the month.

* Chicken-to-medical-procedure currency converter.

* And some breaking news: Jay Leno sucks.

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  1. This guy Kunkel is kind of a gasbag, no? I expect better from the LRB.

    Abe

    April 24, 2010 at 7:02 pm

  2. kunkel’s writing has always annoyed me, but i thought the jameson essay wasn’t too bad as an overview/retrospective for a non-expert audience. what was your beef, abe?

    Vu

    April 25, 2010 at 1:00 am


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