How does that effect our lives? 0 Comment Report abuse. Chuck Out All You Know with Chuck Klosterman’s “But What If We’re Wrong?” Alyssa Buzby. Will team sports like football still be popular? A book of this nature might be more satisfyingly written by a 90-year-old history professor. Note: This review is by my husband Jim. Chuck Klosterman, by Book Review. An inquiry into why we’ll probably be wrong about almost everything. Well, as the author states it doesn't because most people don't care. I usually love books like this...really! by to scientific theories (will our theory of gravity seem as preposterous to future humans as the geocentric model of the universe seems to us?). This book is a collection of essays and arguments revolving around a central theme--looking into the past with eyes colored by the present. In his latest book, Chuck Klosterman takes a look at the present as if it were the distant past, posing some interesting thought experiments: what will people think of the early 21st century in 500 years’ time? " But What If We’re Wrong? Fortunately, subsequent sections are arranged around different themes, and the focus does Klosterman a world of good. Although there is a little about science and some philosophical underpinnings of the U.S. Constitution, most of the book looks at pop culture—fiction, TV, music, and sports—and asks if the assessments of contemporary critics will reflect how people of the future judge these things. Chuck Klosterman Fortunately, subsequent sections are arranged around different themes, and the focus does Klosterman a world of good. I usually love books like this...really! Illogical conclusions are not a criticism – they’re part of the point. He devotes time to questions about which books of our time will still be read 200 or 300 yearss from now, what songs and artists will be perceived as epitomizing our age. An inquiry into why we’ll probably be wrong about almost everything. Yes, I'm sure lots of the things we now believe about reality may one day be proven wrong, but so what? He devotes time to questions about which books of our time will still be read 200 or 300 yearss from now, what songs and artists will be perceived as epitomizing our age. This is one of those books you just can't take seriously at all, but if you're willing to follow the author down the hypothetical scenario rabbit hole, it's quite amusing. I just have to go pat myself on the back for ninety minutes for having read nonfiction voluntarily. ETHNICITY & RACE, by It's a book about perspectives and also a book of criticism. Categories: But What If We're Wrong? This information about But What If We're Wrong? by Chuck Klosterman. reached The New York Times Best Seller list in the Culture category. Read honest and unbiased product reviews … SORRY! This was a fun book. [Book Review] In our annual letter to investors this year, we discussed the difficulty of evaluating past decisions for validity without contaminating the assessment with present knowledge of the outcome. If you're the type of person who gets annoyed at conversations that seem unsolvable (i.e. Book Review. He was raised on a farm near Wyndmere, North Dakota and graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1994. : Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past. But this one....not so much. Throughout the book, Oluo responds to questions that she has often been asked, and others that she wishes were asked, about racism “in our workplace, our government, our homes, and ourselves.” “Is it really about race?” she is asked by whites who insist that class is a greater source of oppression. Excuse me. GENERAL CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES | But this one....not so much. In fact, the word “woke” appears nowhere within its pages. ; Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We’re Wrong? In: Media, The Written Word. Staff Review. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for But What If We're Wrong? Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? This is my new favorite book. You will ponder who the next Kafka will be, whether the Beatles will still be historically important in the far future, whether there is another version of you (or multiple versions of you) out in the vast universe, among many other silly things.