At the end of Preparing for War: The Extremist History of White Christian Nationalism and What Comes Next, Bradley Onishi details the American Redoubt movement, a movement that calls upon white Christian nationalists to build enclaves where they can control politics and culture, thus enacting dominion over society. As Onishi told Religion News Service, he knows about “100 church people of high school friends” … Read More Capitalism, Politics, and Christian Nationalism
Last post, I started looking at the ways that capitalism structures society in Ernest Gaines’ A Gathering of Old Men. Using Karl Marx’s “Preface” from A Critique of Political Economy, I noted how legal and social structures arise from the foundation of capitalism, working in tandem to construct the superstructure that separate individuals from one another based on wealth and power. Today, I want … Read More Capitalism in Ernest Gaines’ “A Gathering of Old Men”
Recently, I had a conversation with Jennifer Morrison, for my Multicultural American Literature class, on Ernest Gaines’ A Gathering of Old Men. At one point, we began talking about Fix and the ways that Gaines represents him, specifically through the eyes of an outsider to the community, Sully. This topic led me to eventually ask, “Who is the villain in the novel?” On the … Read More Who is the Villain in Ernest J. Gaines’ “A Gathering of Old Men”?