21 episodes

Your regular visit to the archives of vanity, where men who had stopped making myths turned to issuing commandments.
Your guides for this journey are the writers Phil Klay and Jacob Siegel, along with their trusty engineer, the indefatigable Adam Chimera.
May you continue to be a person.

Manifesto! Manifesto! A Podcast

    • Society & Culture

Your regular visit to the archives of vanity, where men who had stopped making myths turned to issuing commandments.
Your guides for this journey are the writers Phil Klay and Jacob Siegel, along with their trusty engineer, the indefatigable Adam Chimera.
May you continue to be a person.

    Episode 21: Class War and Auden

    Episode 21: Class War and Auden

    Phil is out today, so Jake talks with Michael Lind about his book, The New Class War, as well as Auden's The Fall of Rome


    Manifesto:
    Michael Lind, The New Class War
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/607661/the-new-class-war-by-michael-lind/


    Art:
    Auden, The Fall of Rome
    https://poets.org/poem/fall-rome


    Works mentioned:


    Dustin Guastella, White collar populism
    https://www.jacobinmag.com/2019/11/white-collar-populism/


    Zach Goldberg, America's White Saviors
    https://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/284875/americas-white-saviors


    Auden, Lullaby
    https://poets.org/poem/lullaby-0

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 20: The Conversation

    Episode 20: The Conversation

    Jake and Phil answer questions from you, our listeners.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Episode 19: Stuckists and Bebop

    Episode 19: Stuckists and Bebop

    Jake and Phil are joined by Alex Brook Lynn to discuss the Stuckists’ Manifesto and Julio Cortázar’s The Pursuer


    Manifesto:
    The Stuckists Manifesto
    http://www.stuckism.com/stuckistmanifesto.html#manifest


    Art:
    Julio Cortázar, The Pursuer
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/32198/blow-up-by-julio-cortazar/


    References:
    Jakes’s sartorial splendor
    https://www.instagram.com/p/B1otkYalkBM/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


    The Stuckists, “An Open Letter to Sir Nicolas Serota”
    https://www.stuckism.com/serotaletter.html


    Jonathan Jones, "The Stuckists Are Enemies of Art"
    https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2009/oct/01/art-stuckist-manifesto


    Damien Hirst, For the Love of God
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-arts-hirst-skull-idUSL3080962220070830


    Damien Hirst, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living
    http://www.damienhirst.com/the-physical-impossibility-of


    Stuckists, Critique of Damien Hirst
    https://391.org/manifestos/2000-stuckist-critique-of-damien-hirst-childish-thomson/


    Gordon Matta Clark, Anarchitect
    http://m.bronxmuseum.org/exhibitions/gordon-matta-clark-anarchitect


    Arthur Danto, “The Appreciation and Interpretation of Works of Art,” “The End of Art”
    http://cup.columbia.edu/book/the-philosophical-disenfranchisement-of-art/9780231132268


    Yoyoi Kasuma
    https://images2.minutemediacdn.com/image/upload/c_crop,h_562,w_1000,x_0,y_52/f_auto,q_auto,w_1100/v1555002285/shape/mentalfloss/kusama.jpg


    Julio Cortázar, Hopscotch
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/32202/hopscotch-by-julio-cortazar/


    Sonny Rollins, The Real Charlie Parker
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeTgXnD7bGc


    Stanley Crouch, Kansas City Lightning
    https://www.harpercollins.com/9780062005595/kansas-city-lightning


    Ralph Ellison, “On Bird, Bird-Watching, and Jazz”
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/46135/shadow-and-act-by-ralph-ellison/


    St. Augustine, Confessions
    https://www.gutenberg.org/files/3296/3296-h/3296-h.htm


    Bernard d’Espagnat, Reality and the Physicist: Knowledge, Duration, and the Quantum World
    https://www.amazon.com/Reality-Physicist-Knowledge-Duration-Quantum/dp/0521338468


    Charlie Parker, Loverman
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJrhOjvDbtg


    Rowan Williams, On Augustine
    https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/on-augustine-9781472925299/


    David Jones, “Art and Sacrament”
    https://www.faber.co.uk/9780571339501-epoch-and-artist.html


    Paul Klee
    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4b/Klee,_paul,_angelus_novus,_1920.jpg


    Mondrian
    http://www.theartstory.org/images20/works/mondrian_piet_4.jpg


    Julio Cortázar, Literature Class
    https://www.ndbooks.com/book/literature-class/

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Episode 18: Omni-Americans and Unlearning Race

    Episode 18: Omni-Americans and Unlearning Race

    Jake and Phil are joined by Thomas Chatterton Williams to discuss Albert Murray’s The Omni-Americans and Thomas’ new memoir, Self-Portrait in Black and White


    Manifesto:
    Albert Murray, The Omni-Americans
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/543160/the-omni-americans-by-albert-murray--with-a-foreword-by-henry-louis-gates-jr/


    Art:
    Thomas Chatterton Williams, Self-Portrait in Black and White
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/617884/self-portrait-in-black-and-white-by-thomas-chatterton-williams/9780393608861


    References:


    Stanley Crouch
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanley_Crouch


    Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray, Trading Twelves
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/46140/trading-twelves-by-edited-by-albert-murray-and-john-f-callahan-preface-by-albert-murray-introduction-by-john-f-callahan/


    Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
    http://www.randomhousebooks.com/books/46131/


    J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, Letters from an American Farmer
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/4666


    James Baldwin, Everybody’s Protest Novel
    http://faculty.gordonstate.edu/lsanders-senu/Everybody's%20Protest%20Novel%20by%20James%20Baldwin.pdf


    Albert Murray, Stomping the Blues
    https://www.upress.umn.edu/book-division/books/stomping-the-blues


    Thomas Chatterton Williams, A Blues for Albert Murray
    https://www.thenation.com/article/blues-for-murray/


    Reverend Eugene Rivers, On the Responsibility of Intellectuals in the Age of Crack
    http://bostonreview.net/reverend-eugene-rivers-on-the-responsiblity-of-intellectuals-in-the-age-of-crack


    Gordon Wood, The Radicalism of the American Revolution
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/193550/the-radicalism-of-the-american-revolution-by-gordon-s-wood/


    The William and Mary Quarterly, Forum: How Revolutionary Was the Revolution? A Discussion of Gordon S. Wood's The Radicalism of the American Revolution
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/i348499


    Nikole Hannah-Jones, The 1619 Project, “Our democracy’s founding ideals were false when they were written. Black mericans have fought to make them true.”
    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/08/14/magazine/black-history-american-democracy.html


    Simone de Beauvoir, The Ethics of Ambiguity
    https://www.marxists.org/reference/subject/ethics/de-beauvoir/ambiguity/


    Ralph Ellison, Shadow and Act
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/46135/shadow-and-act-by-ralph-ellison/


    Coleman Hughes, The Case for Black Optimism
    https://quillette.com/2019/09/28/the-case-for-black-optimism/


    Coleman Hughes, Kanye West and the Future of Black Conservatism
    https://quillette.com/2018/04/24/kanye-west-future-black-conservatism/


    Zadie Smith, Fascinated to Presume: In Defense of Fiction
    https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2019/10/24/zadie-smith-in-defense-of-fiction/


    The Glenn Show, Black American Culture and the Racial Wealth Gap with Glenn Loury and Coleman Hughes
    https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/black-american-culture-racial-wealth-gap-glenn-loury/id505824976?i=1000444070055


    The Fifth Column Podcast, On Anti-Racism with Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, Coleman Hughes, Thomas Chatterton Williams, and Kmele Foster
    http://wethefifth.com/episodes/121


    Tobi Haslett, Irrational Man
    https://www.bookforum.com/print/2603/thomas-chatterton-williams-s-confused-argument-for-a-post-racial-society-23610


    Ralph Ellison, “The Novel as a Function of American Democracy”
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/46137/the-collected-essays-of-ralph-ellison-by-ralph-ellison/


    Zadie Smith, Getting In and Getting Out
    https://harpers.org/archive/2017/07/getting-in-and-out/


    Corey D. Fields, Black Elephants in the Room
    https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520291904/black-elephants-in-the-room


    Ralph Ellison, “Brave Words for A Startling Occasion”
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/46137/the-collected-essays-of-ralph-ellison-by-ralph-ellison/

    • 2 hr 33 min
    Episode 17: The Unabomber and OK Computer

    Episode 17: The Unabomber and OK Computer

    Jake and Phil talk with Jake Hanrahan of Popular Front (https://www.popularfront.co/) about Ted Kaczynski’s Unabomber Manifesto: Industrial Society and It’s Future and Radiohead’s OK Computer.


    The Manifesto:


    Ted Kaczynski, “Unabomber Manifesto: Industrial Society and It’s Future”
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/national/longterm/unabomber/manifesto.text.htm


    The Art:


    Radiohead, OK Computer


    Works Referenced:


    Matt Taibbi, “The American Left’s Silly Victim Complex”
    http://theneweditor.com/index.php?/archives/6352-The-American-Lefts-Silly-Victim-Complex.html


    Heidegger, “The Question Concerning Technology”
    https://monoskop.org/images/4/44/Heidegger_Martin_The_Question_Concerning_Technology_and_Other_Essays.pdf


    Charles Taylor, A Secular Age
    https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?isbn=9780674026766&content=reviews


    Jacob Siegel, Send Anarchists, Guns and Money
    https://thebaffler.com/salvos/anarchists-guns-and-money-siegel


    Omeros, Derek Walcott
    https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781466880405


    Don Carpenter, Hard Rain Falling
    https://www.nyrb.com/products/hard-rain-falling?variant=1094929809


    Sam Harris with Jordan Peterson, What Is True?
    https://samharris.org/podcasts/what-is-true/


    Tim Kreider, "Cycle of Fear"
    https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/07/fear-and-cycling/


    The Georgia Guidestones
    https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/georgia-guidestones


    Popular Front's Indigogo campaign
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/popular-front-10k#/


    Audio Clips:


    Monty Python and the Holy Grail
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtYU87QNjPw


    Putney Swope
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPgId7RgQ2E


    Bill Burr on Chain Restaurants
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWCINJ8uvIc


    Radiohead, Karma Police
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uYWYWPc9HU


    Marshall McLuhan
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijeMM-NXvus

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Episode 16: Walcott's New Adam and Gallant's Latehomecoming

    Episode 16: Walcott's New Adam and Gallant's Latehomecoming

    Jake and Phil are joined by essayist and fiction-writer Victoria Brown of Rollins College to discuss Derek Walcott’s The Muse of History alongside Mavis Gallant’s The Latehomecomer


    The Manifesto:
    Derek Walcott, The Muse of History
    http://www.worldcat.org/title/what-the-twilight-says-essays/oclc/38976188&referer=brief_results


    The Art:
    Mavis Gallant, “The Latehomecomer”
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1974/07/08/the-latehomecomer


    Works Cited:


    Derek Walcott, “Bleecker Street, Summer”
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/57109/bleecker-street-summer


    Derek Walcott, “Hic Jacet”
    https://us.macmillan.com/books/9780374537579


    Derek Walcott, “Air”
    http://www.poetryatlas.com/poetry/poem/2640/air.html


    VS Naipaul, A House for Mr. Biswas
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/119600/a-house-for-mr-biswas-by-v-s-naipaul


    VS Naipaul, Miguel Street
    https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/119625/miguel-street-by-vs-naipaul


    Derek Walcott, “The Bounty”
    https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/48318/the-bounty


    Clive James on Sartre, from Cultural Amnesia
    https://www.amazon.com/Cultural-Amnesia-Necessary-Memories-History/dp/039333354X


    Vico, The New Science
    https://www.amazon.com/Science-Penguin-Classics-Giambattista-Vico/dp/0140435697


    Derek Walcott, The Antilles: Fragments of Epic Memory
    https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/literature/1992/walcott/lecture/


    Jamaica Kincaid, A Small Place
    https://www.amazon.com/Small-Place-Jamaica-Kincaid/dp/0374527075


    The novellas of Joseph Roth
    https://www.amazon.com/Joseph-Roth/e/B001HNKTLE


    Apogee Journal
    https://apogeejournal.org/


    Audio Clips
    Eddie Izzard, Dressed to Kill
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9W1zTEuKLY


    Derek Walcott reading from The Bounty
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCIMvohjODY


    Walcott on his life and work
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_6mgbRSUzo&list=PLfngbdaGfrrM7IziPezFDTsgxeShxysMt

    • 1 hr 47 min

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