Articles by Adam Boretz

March 23, 2017

Surviving Trump: Pankaj Mishra Wants You to See The Donald as a Blessing 14

When terrorism first erupted in a big way on 9/11, we tended to blame it on Islam or some defects or flaws within a particular community defined by religion. What we utterly failed to see was that terrorism always had deep political, socioeconomic roots, historically; that it has had very little to do with religion.

February 23, 2017

Surviving Trump: Masha Gessen Wants You to Remember the Future 1

It’s taken Americans a while to understand how Trump lies, that he doesn’t lie in order to make you believe what he is saying. He lies in order to assert power over reality.

January 19, 2017

Surviving Trump: Lewis Lapham Wants Democracy to Rise from the Ashes 3

Our problem is how do we make a political discourse out of emojis?

December 18, 2016

A Year in Reading: Adam Boretz 4

I had developed a full-blown Wodehouse Addiction.

November 19, 2015

Football Book Club: ‘The Case Against Satan’ 0

It’s a brand new week and Football Book Club is reading Ray Russell’s The Case Against Satan. For those of you scoring at home, that’s an exorcism novel written by a former executive editor of Playboy. Plus posts about Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction and Carmen Giménez Smith’s Milk and Filth.

November 10, 2015

Football Book Club: ‘Milk and Filth’ 0

This week the Band of Merry Men/Women that is of Football Book Club is reading Carmen Giménez Smith’s poetry collection Milk and Filth — and posting about Elizabeth Kolbert’s The Sixth Extinction. Also: Check in later this week for possible guest posts by Ben Carson and Donald Trump. Also: There will be no guest posts […]

November 2, 2015

Football Book Club: ‘The Sixth Extinction’ 0

Football Book Club is back from its relaxing bye week —  and in preparation of the impending Environmental End Times, these truly decent, patriotic human beings are reading The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert. So pick up your copy today, read along, and learn how we’re fucking up the planet in ways you […]

October 26, 2015

Football Book Club: Bye Week 0

It’s bye week over at Football Book Club. And while there’s no new book to read this week — everybody’s resting up, licking their wounds, and sticking pins in Jay Cutler voodoo dolls — you, gentle reader, should be sure to check in for new posts on Louisa Hall’s Speak — and Maggie Nelson’s The […]

October 19, 2015

Football Book Club: Louisa Hall’s ‘Speak’ 0

This week, the upstanding men and women of Football Book Club are reading Louisa Hall’s novel Speak — and posting about (a) having their minds blown by Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts and (b) having their metaphoric hearts metaphorically stomped on by the NFL.

October 12, 2015

Football Book Club: Maggie Nelson’s ‘The Argonauts’ 0

This week, Football Book Club is taking it to the next level: They’re reading Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts and posting about Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half. If you’re keeping score at home, that means this week is All Brosh, All the Time. Also, as per usual, they will not be watching the NFL and […]