Recentish Reading: Speculation Is Inexhaustible

Instead of posting a compilation of online things interesting to me, as I was doing before events overtook this summer, I’m going to post each item separately for a while and see how that feels.

Starting with items backlogged to last January …


The Persistence of Mass Culture (New York magazine, Jan. 2010): Short essay observing that our collective conversation these days precedes rather than follows events: “Analysis (here’s what it is) is finite compared to speculation (what will it be?), which is inexhaustible.”


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