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Chuck Klosterman, unlike most people *celebrates* his lack of insight. There is nothing ironic about the subtitle, "A Low Culture Manifesto".
What he tries to do / does:
* He tries to examine pop-culture phenomena (any piece of trash that trickled its way to him) in a 'postmodern' light or in a 'philosophy for shallow people' way - except if submitted for a college assignment, he would fail (because of plagiarism). There are no new ideas: It is a rehash of a particularly bad reading of ideas put fort by Baudrillard (about 30 years before Chuck wrote this book) and other culture theorists (post modern or not). It is quite formulaic: Throw in references to 'authentic' crap of later… Read more