Chris Lehmann, a contributing editor of In These Times,
is an editor of Book Forum and the Baffler and the author of Rich People Things (Haymarket, 2011). He is now working on a book about American religion and the money culture.
A former managing editor of In These Times, his work has also appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post and Slate, among other publications.
Forget Techno-Optimism: We Can’t Innovate Our Way Out of Inequality
Hillary Clinton's former 'senior advisor for innovation' sees our Uber-ized future through rose-colored glasses MORE
Culture · January 27, 2016
Trapped in the Prison of Right-Wing Pundit Dinesh D’Souza’s Paranoid Mind
A stint in the slammer convinced the conservative author that liberals are crooks, as he lays out in his new book Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me About Obama, Hillary and the Democratic Party. MORE
Culture · November 17, 2015
The Most Disappointing Thing About Submission Isn’t Islamophobia, But Its Tedious Sexism
Any nuanced discussion about the intersection of cultures in Michel Houellebecq's new book is buried under its tiresome narration MORE
Culture · October 16, 2015
How California Birthed the Modern Right Wing
Many of 20th-century conservatism's tricks were honed in 1930s agribusiness's fight against farmworkers MORE
Culture · October 6, 2015
Who’s Behind the Smithsonian Museum’s $63 Million Ode to American Capitalism?
Just who you would think. MORE
Culture · August 19, 2015
If the GOP Wants To Attract Young People, Maybe It Should Stop Screwing Them Over
Kristen Soltis Anderson’s The Selfie Vote suggests Republicans use "microtargeting" to win over the youth. MORE
Culture · July 7, 2015
A Century After Ota Benga’s Captivity, Elites Still Don’t Understand White Supremacy
Over a century after a Congolese man was displayed at the Bronx Zoo monkey exhibit, white elites still stubbornly believe they are benevolent, not supremacist. MORE
Culture · June 23, 2015
Why Silicon Valley Won’t Solve the World’s Problems
In Geek Heresy, former Microsoft do-gooder Kentaro Toyama reconsiders tech-based social-change initiatives. MORE
Culture · May 21, 2015
Bitcoin: Digital Fool’s Gold?
Silicon Valley investors are betting heavily on the online currency. But is it a libertarian boondoggle? MORE
Culture · May 12, 2015
A Cover Artist, Discovered—40 Years Later
Mingering Mike had all the requisites for a legendary music career, except the music. MORE
Culture · March 26, 2015