The Baffler

Archived since No. 1 - The Debut Issue Complete Archive
73 issues
The Baffler is America’s leading voice of interesting and unexpected left-wing political criticism, cultural analysis, short stories, poems, and art. Through its five annual print issues (and daily online content) it skewers every facet of our debauched social order.

Founded in 1988 by Thomas Frank as “the journal that blunts the cutting edge,” the magazine is currently edited by Matthew Shen Goodman and headquartered in New York City. It spotlights both new and established writers, and our regular contributors include Barbara Ehrenreich, Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw, George Scialabba, Rafia Zakaria, and Kim Kelly, among others.

Regular targets include Silicon Valley snake-oil, the deadening weight of consumer capitalism, our faithless media, the authoritarian overlords of our decaying body politic, and their undead neoliberal consensus. 

Read The Baffler for essential dispatches from the front lines of the dystopia we all call home.
Latest issue
In the age of ketamine therapy and legalized MDMA, have drugs won the war on drugs? In issue 74, “Altered States,” we explore this brave new psychoactive world—and consider the casualties of ongoing criminalization.

Subjects: Art And Design, Art, Literature, News And Politics

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  • First Issue: No. 1 - The Debut Issue
  • Latest Issue: No. 74 - Altered States
  • Issue Count: 73
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