So many of you are referring to the election cycle and its use of rhetoric about nationalism, I feel I have to bring this controversy to your attention. If you don’t have time to check it out, that is ok, but I think some of you might be interested in the film 2016 playing in theaters now. I’ll let you make your own judgments, and I won’t be seeing it since I get about three free hours a month and I am not going to spend them seeing a movie that will make my head explode. But the argument of the film is that Obama is working as a crusader to undo the colonial distress his father endured. So really that Obama is a po-co warrior using the weight of America to serve as a force for reparations for the colonized world. Interesting stuff. Stanley Fish had an interesting piece in the NYT about the film. Makes me want to see it even less.
Also, Salman Rushdie is talking about his new book in the New Yorker. Makes me want to spend those free three hours with this book instead!