The Baffler (no. 30) Contents

From the Archive

Clip-On Tie

The diary of a New York art museum security guard

David Berman

14

Fantasy Islands Withering on the Vine

A tale of two democracies

Thomas Frank Despair Fatigue

How hopelessness grew boring

David Graeber

16

26

Panic! Room

Keep Fear Alive

The bald-eagle boondoggle of the terror wars

Kade Crockford The New Man of 4chan

Angela Nagle Everybody Freeze!

The extropians want your body

Corey Pein Taking Liberties

Cults and capitalism

Ann Neumann Boys Will Be Men

Amber A’Lee Frost

50

64

84

102

114

Stories

The Locked Room

Ottessa Moshfegh People Are Streinz

Christos Ikonomou The Sunstroke

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Poems

The refugees born for a land unknown

Edwin Muir Frameless Treatment Guidance Systems

Melissa Monroe Vision

Melissa Monroe No Need to Argue Anymore

Fani Papageorgiou Memory

Natalia Ginzburg

from Absolute Solitude

Dulce María Loynaz Ulysses XXI

Benjamin Fondane

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40

78

13

60

62

83

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