The present moment is severely damaged and in need of wide-ranging assessment. Capitalism has so devastated society that opposition remains fragmentary and incoherent. Wild flights from reality are to be expected in such moments of chaos and confusion. Sometimes this takes the form of crude stereotypes; sometimes of new cruelties or pathologies. We hope to sort through the wreckage, make some sense of these new oddities, and perhaps provide some glimpses of something better. There’s a whole world of possible thought out there, and we at Damage aim to seek it out.
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After five years operating only online, Damage has now launched a print magazine. The first issue, "Building Big Things," is shipping Fall 2023. Paid subscribers will receive two issues a year. Donations of $20 and higher also come with the first issue.
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