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Psychedelic communism

Mark Fisher (ed.) Introduction by Matt Colquhoun: Postcapitalist Desire: The Final Lectures

RADICAL CHIC: If the left is ever to become dominant again, it must, according to Mark Fisher, embrace the desires that have emerged under capitalism, not just reject them. The left should cultivate technology, automation, reduced working day and popular aesthetic expressions such as fashion.

Hatred is an integral part of American popular culture

Jeffrey Israel: Living with Hate in American Politics and Religion

USA: American religion researcher puts finger on liberal society's convulsive attempt to cover up past injustices.

The dream factory and reality

Quentin Tarantino: Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood

: MOVIE ABOUT MOVIE: Quentin Tarantino's new film is a magnificent and captivating tribute to Hollywood, against a not so escapist backdrop of the hippie era, the Vietnam War and the Manson family's misdeeds.