Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Dialogic Cinephilia - April 15, 2020

Last Sunday our president, Donald Trump, in a tweet threatened the chief scientist, Dr. Fauci, involved in the national sort-of-effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. In the tweet he gives thanks to relatively obscure One America News Network (OAN). You should familiarize yourself with this propaganda channel - here is Mr. Oliver, properly physical distancing, providing a look at the president's new, favorite fluffer, non-news network.

"Coronavirus Readings: The Politics of COVID-19." The Syllabus (Ongoing Archive)

Deaton, Angus. "On How the Flaws in Capitalism are Fatal for America’s Working Class." Keen On (March 13, 2020) ["Over the last two hundred years, nothing has divided us more than our free-market economic system. Is it the source of every social injustice, from exploitation to alienation to inequality, or is it essential to our freedom and democracy? This debate is as relevant today in 2020 as it was in 1920 or 1820."]

Fillion-Sauvé, Étienne. "The Platform (2019)." Film Matters (March 23, 2020)

Gottlieb, Scott. "On how, and when, to end social distancing." The Ezra Klein Show (April 14, 2020) ["The former FDA commissioner doesn’t think the US is going to return to normal anytime soon."]

Rushkoff, Douglas. "On the Contradictory Numbers of Contemporary Capitalism." Keen On (March 27, 2020)

"Saru Jayaraman: Lawyer/Public Policy/Food Industry." Dialogic Cinephilia (Ongoing Archive)

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