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Guns and the Pain Economy

Love for the NRA and survivalism fits into an old pattern. I Start here.  Adam Lanza can’t be accused or convicted of “unconscionable evil,” not in the court of public opinion and not by the criteria of moral philosophy.  He wasn’t making a moral choice when he shot his mother in the face with her […]

Throw the Book at Me: A Reply to Tim Barker

I I can see why Tim Barker thinks that my career as a contrarian is over.  Here I am defending consumer culture—in his terms, “the culture of capitalism”—so how can I be speaking truth to power?  As he knows, the power to which I have been speaking all these years is the left-liberal historiographical establishment, […]

James Livingston

James Livingston teaches History at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. He is the author of Against Thrift: Why Consumer Culture is Good for the Economy, the Environment, and Your Soul (2011).