Reading, watching, posting about (4.13.23)
You may be familiar with a genre of Substack post in which the writer, pressed for time and/or short on other ideas, gives you a run-down of some of the books, movies, and such that they’ve taken in lately. Well that’s me, right now! In all seriousness though, I think you will enjoy some of these. I might even mess around and make this a regular feature for paid subscribers, we’ll see.
In this issue we’ve got:
An anarcho-communist’s history of Silicon Valley
The latest in TikTok conspiracy theories
The best anti-fascist movie you will ever see that stars one of Mussolini’s grandkids
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First, we travel to scenic Italy, in the auspicious spring of 1938: