Archive by Series
Four Books Whose Collective Significance Will Not Yet Be Readily Apparent (ongoing)
Introduction, and Baudelaire
Man as a Rationalist Animal – Seeing Like a State
The Meridian of Her Greatness – The Great Transformation
Scraps 2, on Seeing Like a State and The Great Transformation
The Use and Abuse of Witchdoctors for Life
Without belief in a god, but never without belief in a devil. – The True Believer
Scraps on Hoffer – The True Believer
A Taylorism for All Seasons – The Culture of Narcissism
Reinventing the Wheel of Fortune – The Culture of Narcissism pt. 2
That’s Amore – The Culture of Narcissism pt. 3, final, the Lasch Laugh
The Social State and Its Discontents
On Social States
Publicani in Berkeley
Social Laffer Curves that go for a thousand screaming years.
Identity is the enemy. Finale.
(an inessential clarification on the first piece: Theses on Social Currency)
Archive by Date
8/12 – That’s Amore
8/1 – Reinventing the Wheel of Fortune
7/19 – A Taylorism for All Seasons
7/7 – Scraps 3: Hoffer and Performance Art
6/28 – Without belief in a god, but never without belief in a devil.
6/19 – The Use and Abuse of Witchdoctors for Life
6/8 – Scraps 2: Metis, Mirrors, and Martin Guerre
6/1 – The Meridian of Her Greatness
5/22 – Man as a Rationalist Animal
5/8 – Introduction, and Baudelaire
4/21 – How to fail.
4/15 – Scraps I: Collapse/Austen/Spengler/Cowen
4/4 – Mumble on linguistic relativity
3/30 – Follow-up on aesthetics and information.
3/22 – Memetics and Memorization: A Critical Review of Both
3/14 – Identity is the enemy. Finale.
2/28 – Social Laffer Curves that go for a thousand screaming years.
2/21 – Publicani in Berkeley
2/7 – Toolkit: Links 2/7
2/6 – Theses on Social Currency
2/1 – On Social States
1/20 – Foucault, Scoundrel
1/18 – Truth and Lies in a HyperNormal Sense
1/16 – God of the Gaps: A Psalm