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I Can See Russia From My House

The common thread underlying all good conspiracy theories: an unreasonable assumption of general competence. Continue reading

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The Importance of Having Your Pain Be Legible

How to deal with ideological censorship in a community? Who gets empathy and who is humanized the most? Does contemporary rhetoric about toxicity hold up to scrutiny?

“When you keep rewarding people for becoming injured, they self-modify to become injured more easily.” Continue reading

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Tales from Underwater

“If you’re wondering whether it feels a little weird to have had someone you don’t clearly remember being make potentially life-altering decisions about you, the answer is yes.”

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radical book club: what Righties can do

Radical book club examines how to organize for power successfully. The first time I raised the idea of Righties learning from Lefties, a lot of people greeted it with derision. Plenty still do. That’s a terrible attitude, one that Righties … Continue reading

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I See Trad People

We all know what left and right mean… or do we? Maybe some of the flags no longer match who’s holding them? If progress is tradition, do traditional people now enact it? “I see trad people, walking around like regular … Continue reading

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radical book club: the Centralized Left

Radical book club examines how to organize for power successfully. The last installment of Radical Book Club focused on decentralized organization: important stuff, particularly for Righties looking to learn from the Left. But the Left and the Right are different … Continue reading

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Commencement 101

What would it look like if we gave students real advice instead of platitudes? Welcome to S451 U. “The key is to recognize that everyone is constrained by their own role and position, even molded by it. When push comes … Continue reading

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