Incremental progress meets Zeno’s Paradox

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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.


  1. Lee Russell
    November 7, 2016 @ 11:40 pm

    Enjoyable chat, guys. I’m not really sure Trump fits the Stillson mould all that well. Trump is inherited wealth and, like you said, a terrible public speaker, but he has a weird charisma about him that attracts the hateful, the downtrodden, and the stupid. Now, the people behind Trump… those are the real Stillsons out here. Pence is a scary motherfucker, and the main rivals looking to head the party after Trump loses and goes away are also pretty much werewolves.

    The only thing that would have made this better is if you had included the “Running Man” main theme somewhere in there.


  2. The Flan in the High Castle
    November 10, 2016 @ 7:18 pm

    This probably betrays a massive lack of perspective, but the only thing that irked me about the Dead Zone film was how it had Johnny and Sarah go on a rollercoaster during their trip to the fairground instead of playing the wheel of fortune. It’s not subtle, but I thought the novel’s willingness to literalise its themes up-front within its prologue really added to the story’s feeling of mythic, overpowering inexorability, and interacted interestingly with the “one bad day” quality of regular old Johnny Smith’s predicament. The Dark Tower series, with all its talk of “the wheel of Ka”, often feels like an extended meditation on the same subject.


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