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An Open Letter to Cornel West: On Charlottesville
2 months 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
3 months 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
3 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!
3 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
3 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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What doesn’t belong in this group: Israel, Trump, Freedom of the Press?
4 months ago

What doesn’t belong in this group: Israel, Trump, Freedom of the Press?

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Rather than do some soul-searching with regard to his disastrous decision to interfere with the status quo at the al-Aqsa Mosque, Binyamin Netanyahu has been busy condemning others over the …
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The Dystopian Promise of the Fidget Spinner
4 months ago

The Dystopian Promise of the Fidget Spinner

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“People today who still have time for boredom and yet are not bored are certainly just as boring as those who never get around to being bored,” pronounced the social …
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Nationalism in American Science Advocacy
4 months ago

Nationalism in American Science Advocacy

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Badly shaken by the Trump administration’s disregard for established research findings, particularly those pertaining to climate, environment and health, many US scientists have mobilized to defend science. Scientific societies as …
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Elections, Popular Pressure, and Inertia
4 months ago

Elections, Popular Pressure, and Inertia

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Yannis Varoufakis opens his Adults in the Room with a report on how, on 16 April 2015, in a dark corner of a DC hotel bar, Larry Summers told him: …
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Why Thoreau Is Still Alive at 200
5 months ago

Why Thoreau Is Still Alive at 200

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This year the world celebrates the bicentennial of Henry David Thoreau’s birth in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1817. Thoreau was a writer, a philosopher and one of the first naturalists to …
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