Dec 10, 2022 • 1HR 32M

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to "Capitalist Realism"

A look at Mark Fisher's most famous book

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Liz and Alex dive deep into Mark Fisher's seminal 2009 surprise best seller, "Capitalist Realism." Topics explored include how society individualizes mental illness, why there's this widespread conception of "gritty" content as somehow "realer" than non-gritty equivalents, and how our ironic distance from capitalism allows us to participate in it—even when we know it's bad.

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