“It is an astonishing cultural transformation: the “Ride” remade into an anthem of American supremacy. This displacement is of a piece with other troubling historical continuities of the postwar era: Nazi scientists migrating to America, Gestapo-style torture techniques resurfacing in Iraq, the cult of the sculpted body perpetuating Riefenstahl’s Aryan ideal”

It is an astonishing cultural transformation: the “Ride” remade into an anthem of American supremacy. This displacement is of a piece with other troubling historical continuities of the postwar era: Nazi scientists migrating to America,[…]

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Chailkin and Goode are less interested in getting to the truth of the matter than in revelling in their subjects’ chintzy vanity projects: Baskin’s YouTube channel (“Hey, all you cool cats and kittens”), Doc Antle’s[…]

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