Conversations I Wish I Had

Are We Becoming Posthumanists?

Glimpses Elsewhere

So glad this one didn’t slip through the cracks (thanks, Andrew!). The New York Times published Leon Wieseltier’s essay “Among the Disrupted” earlier this month, ostensibly as a book review, but it’s a rich lode of insight into the condition of our culture’s soul, rife with righteous jabs parodying our numbskull reductionisms and calling a thing what it is (HD, Thesis 21):

Amid the bacchanal of disruption, let us pause to honor the disrupted. The streets of American cities are haunted by the ghosts of bookstores and record stores, which have been destroyed by the greatest thugs in the history of the culture industry. Writers hover between a decent poverty and an indecent one; they are expected to render the fruits of their labors for little and even for nothing, and all the miracles of electronic dissemination somehow do not suffice for compensation, either of the fiscal or…

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