Weekend Reading List

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

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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