Thursday, January 28, 2016
“Fight Club” by Chuck Palahniuk
It is all good and well to point out the vacant, materialistic, attitude that makes the masses so easily manipulated. But to present the alternative as a nihilism that doesn’t just border on insanity—his protagonist is truly looney—is either an exacerbation of the problem, or an actual call to embrace a worse alternative.
Many people in my generation speak of “Fight Club” as if it is a voice of wisdom. I see in Tyler Durden something more akin to the father of lies.