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crispy
Interests: anarchism, puritanism, destruction of the existing putrid social order
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Toggle Commented Dec 28, 2019 on things i wrote this year at cheese it, the cops!
I reviewed a couple of books for the Times Literary Supplement: John Kaag's wonderful Hiking with Nietzsche, the incomparable James C. Scott's Against the Grain For the New York Times' "Stone" series (the thing cannot possibly be described as a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
For quite awhile now, the human being as portrayed in some traditional strands of economics has been embattled. This is the person who is motivated only by self-interest, and pursues that interest by and large rationally: that is, by means... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
It might not surprise you that I couldn't sell this one at this moment. I've launched on the Muppets before. Here for the Children By Crispin Sartwell Portrayed by Tom Hanks and the subject of award-winning documentaries, Mr. Fred Rogers... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
'OK Boomer' and the Fiction of Generations By Crispin Sartwell One strategy for melting down prejudices is to try to show that the categories in play are fictional or imaginary. For example, it turns out that we're not going to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
wsj: are rural conservatives voting against their own interests? [pdf] splicetoday: elizabeth warren lost the debate. resounding: augustus pablo's rasta hymnody previous resoundings: ann peebles, blue angel (cyndi lauper), the kendalls, the bellamy brothers as biden and sanders fade, trump... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
Proscriptive and Prescriptive Censorship: Mao Zedong Meets Macklemore By Crispin Sartwell The career of the painter Wang Guodong, who died on August 23, is an emblem of the danger, and also the silliness, presented to and by the arts under... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
print version: @splicetoday. Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
Video or stand-up version of my @splicetoday column on the CNN debate, night 1: Marianne Williamson, Amy Klobuchar, and Death. Sorry about the thumbnail; I look hostile. But I'm really very nice. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
wsj: the opposite flaws of trump and mueller splicetoday: art and capitalism in bentonville times literary supplement: an authoritative but anti-authoritarian account of 'the dawn of civilization' (review of the great james c. scott's against the grain) [drive] times higher... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
Quotes from Joe Biden, interviewed by Chris Cuomo on CNN. By common acclamation, this was better than his debate performance. "I even went so far in the middle of that busing controversy was saying I'd use helicopters if that was... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
Crispin the YouTube Pundit on the second debate and why Joe Biden should dissipate. Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
My astonishing YouTube mansplanation of last night's debate. Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
I'm going to read/footnote my column for SpliceToday every week on YouTube. I might go back and grab some of my favorites from the last few years as well. Continue reading
Posted Jun 26, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
The Making of a Radical: Nathaniel Rogers and Henry David Thoreau Crispin Sartwell When it comes to describing the influences that shaped Henry David Thoreau’s prose and his politics as he came to maturity in the 1840s, few sources are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
wsj: Nothing the Russians or anyone else can do on social media can in itself delegitimize any election. pdf splicetoday: Male Aging Memoir, Short Version "Spying' is not the wrong word. But even if it was...(investigate the investigation) Resounding: The... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
Oh man, thanks y'all. Yeah maybe I'm in a bit of a dip. I will come out of it! Or at least grind through it.
Toggle Commented Apr 19, 2019 on mental at cheese it, the cops!
My monographs or single-author books in reverse temporal order (sorry about the Amazonishness; if you object, I see why). Entanglements: A System of Philosophy (SUNY) How to Escape: Magic, Madness, Beauty, and Cynicism (SUNY) Political Aesthetics (Cornell) Against the State:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
apologizing for whiteness is not the worst idea resounding: the bellamy brothers (first of a series, reaching back and re-appreciating) mass shootings as a kind of nihilism (perhaps ideology and, like, social media, are not the problem) go ahead and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
The Oscars and the Illusion of Perfect Representation I've spent much of my career on this question of the various relations of representations and reality. It was the topic of my dissertation, which was an attack on the claim that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
[my pre-emptive apology for all this] more on the gettysburg trustee situation and the sense of community that we have on campus these days. Yes, I am absorbing slightly-veiled and not-at-all-veiled accusations of anti-semitism in the email, etc. Can I... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
I do see signs that physics is coming to its senses, or sort of trying to scrutinize its own Hegelian Idealism critically. It doesn't really have the tools, though. Man it's been a long sad tale of bald logical contradictions... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
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Me in the WSJ on the "resignation" of a trustee of Gettysburg College due to a yearbook pic of him at a Hogan's Heroes costume party at the college in 1980. What it's like on campus: everyone is surreptitiously watching... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!
Self-Reliance, Servility, and Mental Health By Crispin Sartwell Ralph Waldo Emerson's incandescent essay "Self-Reliance" of 1841 has long been regarded as a fundamental statement of American values, a manifesto picking up where the Declaration of Independence left off. Perhaps you've... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2019 at cheese it, the cops!