Monday, February 6, 2017

Coates on Obama

A bit more from Ta-Nehisi Coates to round out this week's book club meeting. If you haven't read it, Coates' piece in The Atlantic assessing the Obama presidency is profound, especially in his efforts to reconcile Obama's innate optimism with the outcome of the 2016 election. For more on this same topic, listen to Coates' interview with Ezra Klein.

Punching Nazis

And I'm not referring to Nazis who engage in punching, but rather to the activity of hitting Nazis with fists. The question du jour is whether Captain America should punch Nazis and what would Jack Kirby think of a Cap who did not. Steven Attewell has some thoughts.