Two Bubbles of Unrealism: Learning From the Tragedy of Trump - Los Angeles Review of Books
"But there’s little reason to think that the situation would be much better and more sustainable had the utopia of the future triumphed instead."
politics  history  Europe  Amerika  TheDisaster  globalization  nation-state  Latour  commentary  climate-change  economics 
november 2016
A Love Letter to Drinking in Bars - The New York Times
"Every great bar is a breath of paradise, and the best ones know, in their gleaming surfaces, what Proust meant when he said that the true paradises are the paradises we have lost."
time  history  auto-bio-echo  alcohol  drugs  Bestand  TheCity  writing  utopia 
november 2016
Violence in Blue | Patrick Ball | Granta Magazine
"As I said at the beginning of this article, the estimate of 1,500 police homicides per year would mean that eight to ten per cent of all American homicide victims are killed by the police. Of all American homicide victims killed by people they don’t know, approximately one-third of them are victims of the police."
Amerika  violence  data 
march 2016
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