Review: Wesley Yang's The Souls of Yellow Folk / by Daniel Oppenheimer

I review Wesley Yang’s The Souls of Yellow Folk for Quillette. An excerpt:

Collectively, the essays paint a fascinating and disturbing picture of pre-dystopian anomie and dissolution. The lonely and angry and oversensitive young men who will, by 2035 or so, have coalesced into roving tribes of bandits and revolutionaries, are—at the moment—only coalescing and pillaging online. They’re self-identifying and tribalizing as masters of seduction rather than masters of destruction. They’re killing themselves, not others, or killing as loners rather than as bands of brownshirts.