Articles by Adam Boretz

August 24, 2017

Surviving Koch: Nancy MacLean Wants You to Ignore Donald Trump 13

What Americans need to understand is that Trump is not the problem. He is the symptom of a much deeper problem.

June 2, 2017

Surviving Trump: Elisabeth Rosenthal Wants You to Become a Health Care Voter 2

When you look at this health care system, you think who’d invent a system like this? It’s insane. No one would design something like this.

April 27, 2017

Surviving Trump: Marc Lamont Hill Wants You to Resist 43

We have to resist on the streets. We have to fight at every turn. We have to resist through our classroom teaching. We have to resist through the books we write. We have to resist at all times.

March 23, 2017

Surviving Trump: Pankaj Mishra Wants You to See The Donald as a Blessing 14

When terrorism first erupted in a big way on 9/11, we tended to blame it on Islam or some defects or flaws within a particular community defined by religion. What we utterly failed to see was that terrorism always had deep political, socioeconomic roots, historically; that it has had very little to do with religion.

February 23, 2017

Surviving Trump: Masha Gessen Wants You to Remember the Future 1

It’s taken Americans a while to understand how Trump lies, that he doesn’t lie in order to make you believe what he is saying. He lies in order to assert power over reality.

January 19, 2017

Surviving Trump: Lewis Lapham Wants Democracy to Rise from the Ashes 4

Our problem is how do we make a political discourse out of emojis?

December 18, 2016

A Year in Reading: Adam Boretz 4

I had developed a full-blown Wodehouse Addiction.

November 19, 2015

Football Book Club: ‘The Case Against Satan’ 0

It’s a brand new week and Football Book Club is reading Ray Russell’s The Case Against Satan. For those of you scoring at home, that’s an exorcism novel written by a former executive editor of Playboy. Plus posts about Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction and Carmen Giménez Smith’s Milk and Filth.

November 10, 2015

Football Book Club: ‘Milk and Filth’ 0

This week the Band of Merry Men/Women that is of Football Book Club is reading Carmen Giménez Smith’s poetry collection Milk and Filth — and posting about Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction. Also: Check in later this week for possible guest posts by Ben Carson and Donald Trump. Also: There will be no guest posts […]

November 2, 2015

Football Book Club: ‘The Sixth Extinction’ 0

Football Book Club is back from its relaxing bye week —  and in preparation of the impending Environmental End Times, these truly decent, patriotic human beings are reading The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. So pick up your copy today, read along, and learn how we’re fucking up the planet in ways you […]