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On White Privilege, Again
3 days ago

On White Privilege, Again

Let us go back to 2008.  We have just elected a new president.  He is male, of course.  He is undeniably inarticulate.  He can barely put a sentence together.  It …
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Lone Wolf Theory
1 week ago

Lone Wolf Theory

What is a lone wolf?

We have heard this phrase a lot over the past week. It is used to signify that someone has operated without clear political or ideological …
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Is Your Healthy Lifestyle Bad for You?
2 weeks ago

Is Your Healthy Lifestyle Bad for You?

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Like millions of other people, I put a fair amount of effort into “being healthy.”  I don’t smoke, try to eat a reasonable diet, and so forth.  I do all …
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The Killers of Roland Barthes
3 weeks ago

The Killers of Roland Barthes

The Jean Vrin bookshop, Place de la Sorbonne. I’m standing in front of a bookshelf, right at the entrance, where the cash desk is. Suddenly I hear a voice behind …
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Apprehending the Death of Jamel Dunn
1 month ago

Apprehending the Death of Jamel Dunn

On July 9, 2017, Jamel Dunn, a 31-year-old disabled man, drowned in a Florida retention pond. Five teenaged boys, reportedly between 14 and 17 years of age, getting high together, …
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An Open Letter to Cornel West: On Charlottesville
1 month ago

An Open Letter to Cornel West: On Charlottesville

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Never more so than in this era of hot-takes is it essential to understand, deeply, what “antifa” is and is not. It is neither a group nor a top-down …
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Tick Thinking
1 month ago

Tick Thinking

This probably isn’t the essay about ticks that you want to read. Popular takes on ticks cast them as sinister enemies of our species, and offer tips and advice for …
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Post-Truth or: Why Nietzsche is not Responsible for Donald Trump
2 months ago

Post-Truth or: Why Nietzsche is not Responsible for Donald Trump

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This is a True Story

The acclaimed TV series Fargo starts off exactly in the same way as the movie of the same name in 1996. Just as the cult …
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Act Globally, Think Locally!
2 months ago

Act Globally, Think Locally!

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The looming military conflict between the US and North Korea contains a double danger. Although both sides, the US and North Korea, are for sure bluffing, not counting on an …
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LeftTech: New Robot Rights
2 months ago

LeftTech: New Robot Rights

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The direction of technological progress is precisely and deliberately determined by those with state and corporate interests. As Julian Assange has shown, the giants of Silicon Valley have long been …
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