Sokrates, Antisthenes, Chrysippos, Epikouros: "Rolls-Royce motor cars and the world of haute couture have long been bound by a common philosophy.” / Matt Neale
The Baffler,  May 11, 2015

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Sokrates, Antisthenes, Chrysippos, Epikouros: "Rolls-Royce motor cars and the world of haute couture have long been bound by a common philosophy.” / Matt Neale
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In The Nation this week, Baffler contributing editor Eugenia Williamson reviews Scott Timberg’s Culture Clash: “Unfortunately, Timberg’s argument is hampered significantly by his account of class . . . African-American jazz musicians able to afford college only through the GI Bill, Timberg says, have the same essential advantages as the art students who formed the Rolling Stones.”

• Wired asks “Can Livestreaming Apps Promote Social Justice?” Not if we ignore the evidence they provide. For instance, when thousands of protesters marched against Britain’s newly elected Conservative government’s plans to cut welfare, the videos of police violence were instantly eclipsed in the media by a scrawl of graffiti.

• This week in Bespoke: “Rolls-Royce motor cars and the world of haute couture have long been bound by a common philosophy . . . ”

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