Over at the Lifestyle blog, I have a really fascinating interview with frequent National Review contributor Thomas Hibbs about the latest version of his book, Shows About Nothing:
- How post-WWII Hollywood originally explicitly rejected Nietzsche and nihilism, before ultimately embracing him with open arms.
- Why horror movies eventually eradicated God for charming nihilists who fashion their morality as “beyond good and evil,” such as Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
- Seinfeld: the sunny side of nihilism.
- How man successfully threw off the encumbrances of authority and tradition only to find himself subject to new, more devious, and more intractable forms of tyranny.
- How aesthetics came to usurp morality.
- Mad Men’s Don Draper: the man in the gray nihilistic suit.
- Can Hollywood move beyond nihilism?
Click here to listen to the interview.