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Jack Graham

Jack Graham writes and podcasts about culture and politics from a Gothic Marxist-Humanist perspective. He co-hosts the I Don't Speak German podcast with Daniel Harper. Support Jack on Patreon.

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  1. Josh Marsfelder
    January 15, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    Your review reminded me of this post from awhile back: http://www.the-american-interest.com/article.cfm?piece=566

    It's still my favourite takedown of Randianism I've read.

    The book sounds interesting: Are you familiar with recent cognitive science studies that are claiming conservatives' minds work on a fundamentally different level then those of liberals and leftists? I find it a troubling study (and of course I can't cite it off the top of my head)because it seems to be moving dangerously towards biological reductionism, so a social/philosophical history of conservatism sounds like it'd be more up my alley.

    Along those lines, Avital Ronell, a personal hero of mine, published a book last year called "Loser Sons: Politics and Authority" which does an impressive job linking authoritarian extremism, politics, and Christianity with patriarchy and the myth of the disapproving father figure. I have a feeling there's probably a connection there to what this book looks at.


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