Tag: Michael Brenner

Into the Memory Hole

Erasure or sublimation of memory makes it easier to shape the present by controlling or editing history. Doing so preserves a mythic version of a country’s identity, postulates Michael Brenner.

ELECTION 2020: From Bob to Don

Why did Trump agree to this book: Details recounted are less important than the projection of the Oval Office’s powerful, intoxicating atmosphere dominated by the commanding presence of the Chief Executive, writes Michael Brenner.

The Impossible Dream

The former national security adviser reveals a national goal that is simple and blunt: American dominance of the world, writes Michael Brenner.

The Greatest Show on Earth

The odd feature of this singular situation is that we’ve come to accept as (more or less) normal persons and actions that would have struck everyone as patho-normal just a few decades ago, writes Michael Brenner.