the baffler

the baffler is a quarterly political magazine that is a voice for left-wing liberal politics in america. it features political criticism, cultural analysis, short stories, poems and art.



issue 37, the winter edition of the baffler takes on the title of ‘power, corruption, and lies’. it’s a beautiful essay fest with topics ranging from the degradation of NFL to vanilla streaming services. it’s the latter of which that’s a standout essay from this issue, a damning appraisal of spotify and its ambition to “turn all music into emotional wallpaper”. elsewhere in the issue are political essays with its origin in the united states; the great rolling grift of payday lending; the surveillance-addled state of our movie screens and TV streams; and the antidemocratic dogma of public-choice theory.
// from the issue: the problem with muzak //

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