This episode features two notable American public intellectuals, both of whom are currently in Catalonia and in no hurry to return to the belly of the imperial beast.
Jonathan Revusky specializes in deconstructing the imperial propaganda matrix. He is the author of several brilliant and provocative essays including: “Battling the Matrix and Freeing Oneself from the Roger Rabbit Mental World”; “Faith, Reason, Fanaticism, and the Deeper Meaning of ‘The Donald’”; and “The Brawl that Wasn’t” a.k.a. “Muslim Rape Army of Murmansk: Fake News, or Just Bullshit?” Jonathan has worked as a language teacher, translator, computer programmer, and stock market speculator.
Linh Dinh is a literary artist, photographer, and seeker and speaker of truth. His blog Postcards from the End of [the] America[n Empire] is an impressive verbal/visual document of our interesting times. (Check out his brand new entry “George Orwell and Mohammed Atta Were Here.”)
Linh Dinh was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1963, came to the U.S. in 1975, and has also lived in Italy and England. He is the author of many books including two collections of stories, Fake House (Seven Stories Press 2000) and Blood and Soap (Seven Stories Press 2004), and the novel Love LIke Hate (Seven Stories Press, 2008). His collections of poetry include All Around What Empties Out (Tinfish 2003), American Tatts (Chax 2005), Borderless Bodies (Factory School 2006), Jam Alerts (Chax 2007), and A Mere Rica (Chax Press, 2017). An photo book chronicling his journeys across the United States was published as Postcards from the End of America (Seven Stories Press, 2017).