What We Talk About When We Talk About…

Hitler 1
Kony 2
Anne Frank 3
Michele Bachmann 4
Ralph Sampson 5
“This Jeremy Lin Nigga” 6

Health care costs 7
Reproductive rights 8
Governance 9
SOPA 10
The rule of law 11
Dick 12

Work 13
Noise 14
Flow 15
Universe computability 16

Solvency 17
Bank capital 18
War 19
Dirty realism in Spain 20
Death 21
Tusk 22

Lust 23

Desire 24
Divorce 25
The End 26



1 The Times of Israel, “What we talk about when we talk about Hitler” [source]
2 Nashville Scene, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Kony” [source]
3 The Jewish Chronicle, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank” [source]
4 The American Prospect, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Michele Bachmann” [source]
5 Chuck Klosterman on Sports, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Ralph Sampson,” Chuck Klosterman [source]
6 Deadspin, “What We Talk About When We Talk About ‘This Jeremy Lin Nigga'” [source]
7 The New England Journal of Medicine, “What We Talk about When We Talk about Health Care Costs” [source]
8 Ms. Magazine, “She Says: Dorothy Roberts” [source]
9 The World Bank’s Governance for Development, “What we talk about when we talk about governance” [source]
10 The Village Voice, “What We Talk About When We Talk About SOPA” [source]
11 Theatre of the Rule of Law, Stephen Humphrey [source]
12 Spin, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Dick” [source]
13 Utne Reader, “Cutting Class” [source]
14 The Unwanted Sound of Everything We Want, Garret Keizer [source]
15 On Writing Fiction, David Jauss [source]
16 The Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Universe Computability,” Salvatore Guccione [source]
17 Congressional Record, V. 147, Pt. 4, March 27, 2001 to April 23, 2001 [source]
18 Dealbreaker, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Bank Capital” [source]
19 Best American Political Writing 2008, “What We Talk About When We Talk About War,” Royce Flippin [source]
20 Generation X Rocks, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Dirty Realism in Spain,” Cintia Santana [source]
21 The Mayan Magician and Other Stories, Jim Musgrave [source]
22 Fleetwood Mac’s Tusk, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Tusk,” Jonathan Segel [source]
23 The New York Times “What We Talk About When We Talk About Lust” [source]
24 Desire and its Discontents, Eugene Goodheart [source]
25 City Pages, “Eros by Any Other Name” [source]
26 Curbside Splendor, Issue 1, “What We Talk About When We Talk About the End” [source]



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Elon Green writes supply-sider agitprop for ThinkProgress and Alternet.