Recently watching Alexis Bloom’s excellent 2018 documentary about Roger Ailes—Divide and Conquer—with my wife, Laurie, I wondered aloud what possible fulfillment he could have derived from such flatly transactional sex with his female subordinates.
In the age of Trump, the nature of political division has reached a near maximum, surpassing even what the Bush/Cheney tandem wrought. Condescension as policy pushes much of current media and our culture.
The following is an excerpt from The Trouble with Men: Reflections on Sex, Love, Marriage, Porn, and Power , a new book by David Shields.
In The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky describes the patriarch, Fyodor Pavlovich: “He was a strange type yet one rather frequently met with, precisely the type of man who is not only worthless and depraved but muddleheaded as well—one of those muddleheaded…
Excerpts from Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump: An Intervention, (published by Thought Catalog, October 2018) October 20, 2015, Fox News, off-air— Hannity: Numbers keep going up, up, up. Trump: Hey, buddy, how are you?
What’s utterly compelling, even thrilling, is how flat Trump goes. He’s seeing himself, projected back to himself, and the movie is an earnest disaster. There’s zero energy in the room.
UC Berkeley lists the use of the phrase “America is the land of opportunity” as a micro-aggression
A conversation with David Shields David sits down with Leah Paulos to discuss his new book, Nobody Hates Trump More Than Trump: An Intervention, a psychological inquiry into Trump’s brokenness, a philosophical meditation on the relationship between language and power, and a…
War stuns the senses to the point that its portrait needs to be painted over and over. These images apotheosize adrenaline and firepower, preserving American idols.