Know Your Enemy

Gunpower (w/ Patrick Blanchfield)

Episode Summary

Matt and Sam talk with author Patrick Blanchfield about gun violence and America's commitment to a social order predicated on human disposability. Patrick's book "Gunpower" is out from Verso in March 2020.

Episode Notes

Matt and Sam's first ever guest, Patrick Blanchfield, is an Associate Faculty member at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research and author of the forthcoming book Gunpower from Verso books, which you can and should pre-order here. In the wake of the massacres in El Paso and Dayton, we turn to Patrick—a truly brillant writer and thinker—to help us understand how these traumatic reptitions of spectacular violence are rooted in American history and ideology.

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