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Douglas Penick on Louis-Auguste Blanqui

Douglas Penick on Louis-Auguste Blanqui

In his extremity, Blanqui saw an infinity of parallel universes...

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Latvian Earthworms

Latvian Earthworms

We are all earthworms who must dig through the ground...

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Vaccinating Austria

Vaccinating Austria

Austria’s government has pointed the finger of blame firmly at the unvaccinated...

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‘At times, it feels as if the disability rights movement won’

‘At times, it feels as if the disability rights movement won’

Some protections have been eroded, usually in the name of budgetary constraints...

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Jennifer Keohane on Gary Hart

Jennifer Keohane on Gary Hart

Character assassination is the intentional destruction of a person’s reputation or credibility through strategic communication...

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Can the climate crisis overcome culture war logic?

Can the climate crisis overcome culture war logic?

Culture wars present us with an unflattering mirror: whether we take part in them or not, they can easily make us seem either pathetic or buck-passing...

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Third Wave Anti-Racism’s Ruthless Evangelism

Third Wave Anti-Racism’s Ruthless Evangelism

Encouraging black people to see themselves as perpetual victims, while assigning to white people the task of becoming enlightened enough to recognize their own inherent and irredeemable racism creates a culture of soft-bigotry...

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They Guillotined Robespierre, Didn’t They?

They Guillotined Robespierre, Didn’t They?

Universities will no longer be dedicated to the creation and dissemination of knowledge but to the promotion of student comfort and the avoidance of social-media attacks...

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Post-Mutti Germany

Post-Mutti Germany

Germany is shortly to hold its first ever federal election in which the sitting chancellor is not running...

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Boomer Removers

Boomer Removers

Wokeness is not just a social philosophy, but an elite status marker, a strategy for personal advancement...

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Bleta at Sharra

Bleta at Sharra

On the first of July, artists, curators, and art afficionados gathered at the gates of the Sharra landfill of Tirana to attend the inauguration of a public artwork by Kosovar artist Sislej Xhafa...

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Fall of Kabul

Fall of Kabul

Robert Gates argued in his memoir that Biden had been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades...

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George Orwell: Atomic

George Orwell: Atomic

It is a commonplace that the history of civilisation is largely the history of weapons...

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Robin DiAngelo’s Racial Essentialism

Robin DiAngelo’s Racial Essentialism

There’s a sense of deep internal contradiction running through DiAngelo’s writing that emerges from such discrepancies and which is at odds with the wealth she has accrued as an authority on anti-racism. It points towards the limitations of a worldview that, however well intentioned, pushes us deeper into the...

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Culturally Embedded Sanctimony

Culturally Embedded Sanctimony

Moral superiority and cancel culture only further alienate the people already excluded from meritocracy and elite cultural capital...

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Why was Biden’s victory razor-thin?

Why was Biden’s victory razor-thin?

The Democratic Party has been pulled far enough left that even lots of non-crazy people find us just plain scary...

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