Episode 40

"We all saw that idea come home": The Imperial Vampire Castle and Its Fixed Ideas


May 25th, 2021

1 hr 6 mins 4 secs

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About this Episode

Emmet and John use three articles to talk about our woke empire and how much it feels like the neocon heyday of the early 2000s. We talk about the major cultural resonances between the post-Trump era and the aftermath of 9/11, how the Greater War in the Middle East disabused us of optimism, why in the next few years there will be American Sniper but about an activist, and more!

The essays:

Fixed Opinions by Joan Didion
Exiting the Vampire's Castle by Mark Fisher
Feminism, the Taliban and the Politics of Counterinsurgency by Mahmood and Hirschkind



Closing Song: "Good Bass Lines, Really Good Bass Lines" by MANS.

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