BREAKING BAD: Cooking Meth With The Old Adam


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My weekly column at Taki’s Magazine is up.  The Mrs. and I finally got to the end of Breaking Bad; I offer a review.

Whether Hank’s obnoxious skill set is usefully employed in service of the DEA is open to question. The whole show plays cleverly into our ambivalence about the War on Drugs. Is it really worth all this cruelty and corruption just to prevent the underclass from staggering around stoned? What use is the underclass, anyway, in an age of self-checkout stores, robot factories, and (soon) self-driving vehicles? Perhaps it would be kinder to let them stay narcotized, legally.

Read the whole thing at Taki’s Magazine.