beyond Stiglitz's Freefall: "developed world" ruling elite's importation from/envy of "developing countries"' methods of banking -- but also of their interrogation & law enforcement techniques; election practices; human rights standards; taste in fashion, lifestyle, housing compounds; etc.
does WB's "Small History of Photography" (1931) explain the popularity of TV crime shows?
on the internet as site of "ritualizedunknowing"; Stuart Chase's "the blab of blab" (& early Wittgenstein? -- & silence); the criterion, & the critical critique of crisis; Ben Franklin the pirate; and other notions wonderfully conveyed throughout Dexter Sinister's First/Last Newspaper broadsheets
on Noh as theater of all-quotations; Ez P on the "Art of Allusion" (1918)
Where would "regionalist" art in the USA have been without Henry Luce, and Time and Life magazines?
in high praise of the timely return of The Baffler ("vol. 2"), including:
Simon Norfolk's portfolio of photos, some of which accompanied this piece, taken within Microsoft's rarely seen Quincy WA data center, "as imposing, ugly and 'real' as the mills, mines and factories of Victorian Manchester"; and
its reprint of Henry Fairlie's 1980 "Mencken's Booboisie in Control of GOP," an essay rightly noted here, here & elsewhere, upon its anthologized republication last year
"Trotskyism's history, without 'makeup'" (Michel Lequenne)