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New at Jewcy: Trent Reznor’s Audio Valentine to Islamism

My friend and political co-thinker Josh Strawn debuts his writing chops at Jewcy with tomorrow's lead story on the new Nine Inch Nails album, Year Zero. Money quote: A few years ago, Reznor exchanged his heroin habit for books by … Read More

By / May 3, 2007

My friend and political co-thinker Josh Strawn debuts his writing chops at Jewcy with tomorrow's lead story on the new Nine Inch Nails album, Year Zero. Money quote:

A few years ago, Reznor exchanged his heroin habit for books by Noam Chomsky (the great sage even enjoyed a link on the official Nine Inch Nails website). He's no longer just a brooder—he's now a brooding do-gooder. It would be unfair to deny Reznor credit for attempting to infuse his work with themes that reflect his desire to make some sort of civic contribution through art. But it appears as if, in a haze of artistic passion, he’s ended up a sounding board for the worst neo-fascist ideology. I wouldn’t bet that Trent’s bookshelves are overrun with the screeds of Wahhabism, but his visions and fantasies sync seamlessly with those of Bin Laden.

Read our interview with Josh from February. 

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