We Talk about the Election, 'Forgotten Men' and Bad Men Best Forgotten
Remedial social Darwinism with Newt.
It's Thursday and that means Waypoints, where the site's staff and friends will bring something to share with each other and with you: a TV show, art exhibit, movie, album, or other thing from the universe of pop culture. to discuss, dissect, and enjoy.
This week, Rob has convinced Austin to watch one of his favorite screwball comedies, My Man Godfrey. This may been a poor choice!But the main focus in this episode is politics! You want election takes? We got 'em! But first, we need to explore some of the context and history of this political moment by taking a look at McKay Coppins' profile of Newt Gingrichand the brand of politics and the anxieties he represents.
- On Alvin Toffler's futurist predictions about how the information age would transform the world.
- Richard Fenno's Home Style
- Ebert's evocative but somewhat superficial review of My Man Godfrey. Here are slightly deeper critical essays.
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