The Worst of All Possible Worlds

Case studies in the pop culture of a dying empire

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The Worst of All Possible Worlds is a new media project by , , and . In our weekly podcast and definitely-not-weekly video essays, we deconstruct how the narrative and artistic choices of a given piece of pop culture reflect or subvert the broader decay of contemporary America.

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