Politics Sunday


Is it just me, or does it feel like everything is about to explode?

Last night in San Francisco, there were a gazillion riot cops for a few anarchists who took over a school and may or may not have smashed a Wells Fargo. I said, “What? They need a million cops for a few anarchists?” A cop heard me and looked at me like he wished he could smash in my skull. Then I was a little ashamed. He was working Saturday night, and he probably didn’t like Wells Fargo either.

Anyway, as always, here’s your links:

What do you do with pirates once you catch them?

Carl Packman says that Zizek’s atheism is better than the atheism of “Ditchkens.” (via)

German evangelism and Pinochet do not help you sleep well. (via)

“Is this the most adorable British politician of all time?

I usually try to stay away from stories here that are already in the headlines, but this oil spill is really terrible. Here’s some ways to help.

Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →