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Weekend Reading List

A selection of the best articles responding to the US election result

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Angus McBean, Kibbo Kift Kinsmen at White Horse of Uffington (Wessex Pilgrimage), 1929 

Angus McBean, Kibbo Kift Kinsmen at White Horse of Uffington (Wessex Pilgrimage), 1929 

  • ‘It’s important to say what hope is not: it is not the belief that everything was, is, or will be fine.’ – in response to the US Presidential election result, writer Rebecca Solnit makes her book Hope in the Dark free to download.
     
  • ‘We have to think now about populism, right and left, and misogyny - how deep it really goes’ – philosopher Judith Butler responds to the surprise Trump win.
     
  • ‘It is impossible to react to this moment with anything less than revulsion and profound anxiety’ – David Remnick in the New Yorker.
     
  • From frieze.com: associate editor Christy Lange on what she’s learned from the US election.
     
  • ‘Many, rebuked and scorned by both Democratic and Republican elites, are simply curious about what’s inside of Pandora’s Box or, better, Nixon’s tomb’ – Mike Davis on the return of the political undead.
     
  • Is Trump’s win the end of neoliberalism?
     
  • What does it mean when we call someone evil or amoral? Philosopher Susan Neiman on the moral discourse surrounding the President-elect.
     
  • Is an alternative, inclusive society possible? From the frieze archives, a look at the radical interwar social movement, the Kibbo Kift.

Paul Clinton is a writer and is lecturer in curating at Goldsmiths, London. His book Other Hunting will be published by Ma Bibliotheque in January 2019.

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