It's thief appreciation week in New York. / Robert Nelson
The Baffler,  September 19, 2016

Daily Bafflements

The journalist, the clergyman, and the thief

It's thief appreciation week in New York. / Robert Nelson


• “I explain to her that I haven’t called ahead for credentials, but that I just plan on quietly standing with the press corps, jotting down ridiculous things I see and maybe firing off some incredulous low-quality pics on Twitter.” (Thanks, McSweeney’s.)

• “What set Peale’s message apart from standard New Thought invocations of the Higher Self and its abundant earthly reward was his clear allegiance to a reactionary brand of business conservatism.” Baffler editor in chief Chris Lehmann has an excerpt of The Money Cult over at LitHub—about Trump’s go-to religious source, Norman Vincent Peale.

• And at DNAinfo: “Who in this world finds a pressure cooker with a phone and just takes the bag?”

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