Episode 16: Turn On, Tune In, Drop Out

Ryan Sheely and Matthew Wrather overthink Gossip Girl and Glee, focusing on what it takes to be a ruler and a rebel.

Ryan Sheely and Matthew Wrather consider the latest episodes of Gossip Girl and Glee, focusing on the obligations of rulership, the selectorate, opting out of the social order, the wheel of fortune, and inter- vs. intra-subjective conceptions of the self.

There will be no spoiler warnings and there will be many naughty words. If either of those things bothers you, don’t click!

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Recommended Reading

On the Selectorate Theory: Bueno de Mesquita et al., The Logic of Political Survival

On Social Constraints on Rulers: Chester Barnard, The Functions of the Executive

On Opting Out: Albert Hirschman, Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States

On Misreading: Harold Bloom, The Anxiety of Influence and A Map of Misreading: With a New Preface

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