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Contents : The Baffler, no. 25

MARK DANCEY

BRAD HOLLAND

L I LY PADULA

STEPHEN KRONINGER

MICHAEL DUFFY

Isolatoes Friends in Low Places . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 John Summers Veiled Pensioners of the Mystic Sofa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Thomas Frank Brown Noser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Natasha Vargas-Cooper Zapped by the Invisible World . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Barbara Ehrenreich Dreams Incorporated . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Living the delayed life with Amway Matt Roth Earth Liberation Stunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Hugh McGraw Photo Graphic Sizing Up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Michael Northrup Politics by Other Memes World Processor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Jacob Silverman Noise from Nowhere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 The cable news jihad against human intelligence Jason Linkins Tip and Gip Sip and Quip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 The politics of never Chris Bray The None and the Many Dallas Killers Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 How JFK got shot Nicholson Baker Looks Like a Duck, Quacks Like Reality TV . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Todd VanDerWerff The Jim Crow Soft-Shoe Segregationists of St. George . . . 74 Tom Gogola The Dollar Debauch Brothers from Another Planet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Chris Lehmann Reformers JebFest: The Education Miracle That Isn’t . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Jennifer C. Berkshire The Business of America is Dirty Tricks . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Meet the United States Chamber of Commerce Lee Fang

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