The Possibilities Of Love In This Summer Of Fear And Anxiety

Natasha Lennard: “It would be facile to respond to recent events – political upheaval, mass murder, police violence and festering racism – with a call to “love.” But in extreme times, it’s worth considering: Can love (as we know it) act as a radical force rather than a distraction? Does our current idea of love need revision? Is there a new kind of love emerging in new social movements, one that works against the narrow kind of love fostered by capitalism? I discussed these and other matters with Moira Weigel, the author of Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating.”