The Time of Monsters

Jeet Heer
Political culture and cultural politics.
Created 23 Feb 2021
  • What will become of Twitter?
    29 Nov 20211 day ago • 2 min read • 3 0
    Full disclosure: I have a stake in Twitter. Not a directly financial one so much as a personal one. I own no Twitter stock but as a freelance writer the social media platform has been very good to me....
  • Podcast: Ghislaine Maxwell and Useful Monsters
    27 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 3 0
    Robert Maxwell (photographer unknown, photo from Dutch National Archives) Ghislaine Maxwell is about to stand trial on charges of facilitating a child rape ring she allegedly ran with the late Jeffrey...
  • You Don’t, in Fact, Have to Hand it to Mussolini
    25 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 6 1
    Mussolini and Hitler (Photo: Ladislav Luppa) The paleoconservative scholar Paul Gottfried has a new book, Antifascism: The Course of a Crusade, out on the dangers of anti-fascism. According to a lauda...
  • Glenn Greenwald Is Tucker Carlson’s PR Man
    23 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 9 2
    There’s a longstanding debate over whether progressives should appear on Fox News. One strong argument in favor is that it’s important to not just preach to the choir but to win converts. That’s reaso...
  • Podcast: We’ll Always Have... Paris
    20 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 2 0
    Timothée Chalamet attends a screening of "The French Dispatch" at the Cannes Film Festival. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis via Getty Images) I recently saw a movie that was a masterpiece of wor...
  • Sympathy for the Devil?
    19 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 6 0
    Ghislaine Maxwell being propped up by Geordie Greig, who recently moved from being editor of the Daily Mail to consulting editor (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images) English journalists are clubby. You...
  • Podcast: Something To Be
    18 Nov 2021 • 1 min read • 4 0
    India Walton and supporters (Photo by Matt Burkhartt for The Washington Post via Getty Images) India Walton’s life story is unusual in politics. Pregnant at age 14, a single mother, a high school drop...
  • 60 Minutes Helps Andrew Sullivan’s Whitewashing
    17 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 9 5
    Andrew Sullivan (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images) On Sunday, 60 Minutes featured a long interview with Andrew Sullivan, describing him as “an influential and controversial voice for more than 3...
  • Podcast: Bari Weiss and the Potemkin University
    16 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 7 1
    Steven Pinker, briefly advisor to the University of Austin, at an event organized by Ozy Media, another troubled enterprise. (Brad Barket/Getty Images) On November 8, Bari Weiss announced the formatio...
  • Weekend Recommendations
    14 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 5 1
    Frank Meyer and Cold War Racism I’ve frequently enthused about Know Your Enemy, a podcast where Matthew Sitman and Sam Adler-Bell dissect the history and politics of the American right. The latest epi...
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