“Shut Up, Franzen”: A Recent Example of Fascism in the United States

On 11 September 2019 I engaged in conversation with Pauline Schneider regarding a paper published in Scientific American on 11 September 2019. The piece was written by Kate Marvel, and it took issue with Jonathan Franzen’s 8 September 2019 article in The New Yorker. The resulting video is embedded below.



Published in February, 2019: McPherson, Guy R. 2019. Only Love Remains: Dancing at the Edge of Extinction. Woodthrush Productions, New York.


McPherson, Guy R. 2019. Revised Second Edition of Going Dark. Woodthrush Productions, New York.


Pauline Panagiotou Schneider and Guy R. McPherson. 2018. Revised Second Edition of Ms. Ladybug and Mr. Honeybee: A Love Story at the End of Time. Woodthrush Productions, New York.


Mugs, tote bags, iPhone cases, tee shirts, and other pragmatic goods affiliated with the latter book are available here (and also on Redbubble). I do not earn money from these items. Indeed, they have returned far less money than it cost to create and distribute them. I list them at the bottom of posts in this space in support of my artistically inclined partner, who created them.