Mar 12, 2021
Hello everyone! I am back, this time, with a particularly
intense and chaotic book, which you can hopefully also judge
whether you want to read it or not, it's JG Ballard's 1970
(Collection of essays? Stories? Novel?) The Atrocity
Exhibition! A particularly scathing approach to contemporary
American and, in general, neoliberal culture and the machinations
In the episode with Kyle we go from the particularities of punk and technology, through the power of literature and connecting these cultural criticisms to a larger action in the world, to how we Historians behave and feel about it, and some of the most vile behaviours of capital in the present day via the worship of Reagan and the evil Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War. There's a lot to it! No wonder we accidentally chatted for nearly 2 hours! Have fun!
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Intro Music: Gymnopédie Nº1, Erik Satie, 1888
Outro Music: Welcome to the Machine, Wish you Were Here, Pink Floyd, 1975
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