My review of Stuart Jeffries’s new Verso book is out today in The Spectator. My critique: he reduces culture to industry, & forgets right-modernism. A shame he doesn’t thematize Adorno’s high-cultural (‘conservative’) Marxism & the Left’s low-cultural turn.
On a positive note: “In his 2016 book, Grand Hotel Abyss, Jeffries showed himself to be a brilliant chronicler of the Frankfurt School. In this new book he’s an astute chronicler of several decades of accelerated cultural change.”