David Masciotra

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David Masciotra is the author of Working On a Dream: The Progressive Political Vision of Bruce Springsteen (Continuum Books, 2010). He has also written for the Daily Beast, Relevant, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. He is a columnist with PopMatters. For more information visit www.davidmasciotra.com.

Recent Essays

Deleting the Individual: Big Data and Presidential Campaigns

The following is an excerpt from David Masciotra's new book, Against Traffic: Essays on Politics and Identity. For sale exclusively at Amazon. Looking back over...

The Culture of Guns? What About the Culture of Narcissism?

It is predictably American for Americans to obsess over an object used to perpetuate a crime, rather than examine the perpetrator and consider the...

The Dangerous Alliance of Big Government and Big Business

The most important political conversation Americans need to have is about how the old conversations no longer matter. The Democratic Party and the Republican...

Caped Crusaders and the Flight From Society

The American appetite for cinematic adaptations of children’s stories about grown men who dress as rodents to save the world from grown men dressed...

iHero: Steve Jobs, Fred Shuttlesworth, and Modern Heroism

The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth was a civil rights legend and American hero. Born deep in the Jim Crow south during the 1920s, he grew...

A Big Lunch: Cheeseburgers, Oysters, and Decentralization on a Road Trip Through Indiana

The stones strapped to the back of the city dweller, along with the thick tension of the silence of the state, explains why most city conversations fall on the opposite side of friendly.

Sitting Inside a Mountain

Breaking free from the voices, soundtrack, machinery, and plastic of consumption and advertising gives an individual the opportunity to consider questions and ideas that the world outside St. Raymond’s continually beats into the ground.