Episode 24

The Self-Design of American Nihilism


February 9th, 2021

1 hr 20 mins 5 secs

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About this Episode

We talk through three pieces: Leo Strauss's lecture on German Nihilism, Bradley Troemel's (recently banned from YouTube) video essay on QAnon, and Boris Groys's essay Self-Design and Aesthetic Responsibility to understand the current state of American Nihilism. This one was fun to record, so we hope it's fun to listen to.

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Closing Song by Tom Inhaler off of the album Distilled.

Cover image: Gustave Doré's illustration to Dante's Inferno. Plate IX: Canto III: Arrival of Charon.