Margaret Atwood and the anti-utopian reading that brings tomorrow’s blistered hellscape today.
It is very easy to sound like a cheeseball when talking about social media. This is especially true if you’re talking about how it’s changing the world, or how it’s making all of us more creative, or how it’s opening up previously unimaginable ways of relating to others. There are lots of people who talk this way, and for the most part, they are cheeseballs.
--David Runciman's fascinating essay on the social and political consequences of inequality --William Deresiewicz's review of Margaret Atwood (Deresiewicz's fantastic piece on Jonathan Lethem in this week's TNR is here). --TNR has some great Afghanistan/Pakistan pieces coming next week. To hold you over, check out Dexter Filkins' profile of Stanley McChrystal and Vanessa M.