I have written on the intersection of capitalism and literature in the past, and I’m intrigued about Benjamin Kunkel’s project in Utopia or Bust of giving a number of leftist thinkers (some of whom are more relatively unknown than others, especially to North Americans) a public hearing. I find his style to be engaging, personable, and forthright. Note:I will be adding reflections on each chapter of the book as I get to them — as of right now Chapters 1 and 2 are complete and can be found below.
Capitalism and its Discontents: On Utopia or Bust, by Benjamin Kunkel
This message, left on the Kingston, Ontario Cablenet answering machine in 1988, both inspired and is featured in White Mythology: