PREVIEW Free You From Yourself w/ Dean Kissick


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Contain's most requested guest, Writer, Art Columnist, and Spike New York Editor Dean Kissick comes on to discuss leaving society, identity, and the ways in which we might free ourselves from individualism. Many people have tried on all sides of the political spectrum and failed, either through new trad movements, social media "friend" networks, and secular utopianism. Does spirituality in a base or broad sense help answer this question?

Michel Houellebecq's The Elementary Particles, Witold Gombrowicz's Ferdyduke, Byung Chul Han's Psychopolitics, and Tao Lin's Leave Society (reviewed in his Downward Spiral Column) set examples of ego liberation, maybe through emancipatory DADA nihilism, kratom, Jesus, baroque art, being Black Dean Kissick, and more.

Lots to unpack here, and hopefully some ideas to enjoy.

Read his latest column for Spike on Tao Lin's Leave Society

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