Here are some pieces from the past few weeks that I think are worth reading.
James Burnham’s Managerial Elite presents the political philosophy of communist-turned-founding-memeber-of-American-conservatism, (of which there are many) James Burnham. It discusses one of the things he gets very right, the rise of managerialism. He presents manegerialism as a third alternative to socialist and laissez-faire economics that combines much of the worst of both systems.
A Cultural Phenomenology of Urban Exploration dives into the hobby of urban explorers who seek out abandoned decaying malls and factories. The emotions tapped by urban explorers reflect on common misgivings about modernity.