Michel Houellebecq has published four novels, all of them bitter and miserable. Their pessimism isn’t the only thing to them, or necessarily the most important thing, but it is probably the first that you’ll…
Park MacDougald 💅"Helplessness is the current running beneath all of Houellebecq’s narratives, the soul-crushing inability to either find what you want or change what you want; to avoid death or believe that death is anything except bad."
Few people seemed to have noticed that it was a put-down of academics concerned with racial issues, write Joel P. Christensen and Matthew A. Sears.
Park MacDougald 💅(1) legitimately weird that boghossian went on molyneux
(2) this is the second anti-S^2 article citing Robin DiAngelo as a model of rigorous scholarship. Wtf? She has an ed school Ph.D & her work is New Age deprogramming mumbo jumbo
In the online realm, polemical debates continue to play out between supporters of the Islamic State's official media and supporters of media outlets that are supportive of the Islamic State as a whole but are critical of what they see as the excess...
I am basically a pacifist, inclined to what in India is sometimes derisively referred to as Gandhigiri (loosely “LARPing Gandhi”). If I don’t check the tendency, I naturally retre…
Park MacDougald 💅"An interesting challenge if your work requires you to stay in public info spaces is that you have to choose between believing you’re going crazy or that the culture wars are real, with real PTSD"