Tag Archive for: Rene Girard

Peter Thiel, Irresistible Pariah

Reprinted with permission from Luke Burgis’ Substack, Anti-Mimetic. The publishing industry fuels its non-fiction sales with Girardian scapegoats by authors who play the game. Does every good story need a bad guy? If you want to…

The Entrepreneur Who Wants Us to Rethink What’s Worth Wanting

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Few people realize that they’re caught up in the kind of mimetic crisis that Rene Girard (above) described while they are actually in it, says Luke Burgis, author of Wanting. A powerful idea, that of mimetic desire, seems to be getting…