Shit Is Fucked Up And Bullshit

History Since the End of History

**Melville House will be donating a portion of proceeds from this title to Black Lives Matter

Our economic situation, political discourse, and future prospects have gotten much worse since a guy brought a sign that said “Shit is Fucked Up and Bullshit” to the Occupy Wall Street protests. We all knew what he meant then . . . but where are we now? And how has so much happened since the so-called end of history?

Malcolm Harris, one of our sharpest and most versatile critics, tackles these questions in over 30 new and selected pieces, examining everything from the lowering of wages to the rise of fascism–and the maddening cultural landscape in between. Along the way, he cops to being the guy who tricked protestors into thinking Radiohead was playing Occupy Wall Street; investigates why the robots that will replace us so often look like sex objects; and, most comfortingly, assures us that Marx saw the necessity of a crisis moment just like the one we’re in.

Rarely does a writer come along who can turn our world so thoroughly upside-down that we can finally understand it for what it really is, but Harris’s wry and biting essays do just that, and help us laugh at what we see.

Malcolm Harris is a freelance writer and an editor at The New Inquiry. His work has appeared in the New RepublicBookforum, the Village Voicen+1, and the New York Times Magazine. His first book was Kids These Days: The Making of Millennials. He lives in Philadelphia.

Praise for Malcolm Harris’s Kids These Days

”The first major accounting of the millennial generation written by someone who belongs to it.” —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker

”Malcolm Harris offers up an exciting, persuasive argument.” —Molly Fischer, The Cut

”Fiercely smart . . . a must read for anyone who cares about the future of our society.” —Kristin Iversen, Nylon

”As generational advocates go, we could do worse than Harris.” —Jack Dickey, New York Times Book Review

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