July 15th, 2011 | Published in Shameless self-promotion
Crikey! Seven months after I wrote it, Anti-Star Trek seems to have gone slightly viral. In the past two days I’ve gotten traffic from, at a minimum: Matt Yglesias, Metafilter, Marginal Utility, Gerry Canavan, Against Monopoly, and the On the Media Twitter feed (!). Consequently, today is the highest traffic day in the history of this humble website. And I’m happy it’s from that post, which is one of my favorite things that I’ve written here. Thanks, everybody!
So I suppose I might as well mention that there’s a new issue of Jacobin out now, and I have a contribution in it that discusses the Wisconsin protests through the lens of theories of nationalism and the disappearance of the industrial working class as the collective agent of anti-capitalist struggle. But in a rather unfortunate irony, given that I’m getting all this attention for a post about the dystopian future of artificial scarcity, the article is not currently available online. So you’ll have to shell out for either the paper or digital version if you want to read it. But there’s lots of good stuff in there, some of which is online, so I recommend at least taking a look.