Ecofascism Resurgent

While mankind suffers through the worst global crisis in recent memory, the rest of the world appears to be benefiting from our discomfiture. The quarantines, travel bans, and economic stagnation brought about by COVID-19 have had a number of unintended consequences for the natural environment: improvements in air quality resulting from the reduction of major … Continue reading Ecofascism Resurgent

Dispatches from the Corona War

In March 2020, the world declared war on COVID-19. The use of martial rhetoric with reference to peacetime political conflicts – the War on Drugs, the War on Poverty, the domestic arena of the War on Terror – has a long and dubious history in American politics. The appeal is obvious. Warlike language depicts every … Continue reading Dispatches from the Corona War

The Purgative Fantasy: Reflections on Nihilism, Accelerationism, and the Apocalypse

There is something sinister in the springtime this year. Rather than a serving as a yearly reminder of rebirth and natural beauty, the blooming trees and emergent grasses wear the face of some ancient enemy, awoken from its long slumber. The spreading pestilence makes one long for the dormancy and stasis of winter. This atmosphere … Continue reading The Purgative Fantasy: Reflections on Nihilism, Accelerationism, and the Apocalypse