Judging things by their side effects

“He wrote this post, and then people were hurt. There appears to be no rational evaluation of how or why this happened. No consideration of other factors in play, and no meaningful allowance for any alternative explanations.”

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Another Point Of View

“When I first moved to California there was dramatic culture shock. I come from Midwestern Canada, where things are quite a bit different. When I got here, I had a lot of adapting to do.”

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Descriptive and Prescriptive Standards

Let’s play a game. Some of you may already know this game; if so, please don’t spoil it for everyone else.

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Radical Book Club: the Decentralized Left

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Radical book club examines how to organize for power successfully.

After reading Bryan Burrough’s DAYS OF RAGE, one of the things that really stayed with me was the concept of Institutions.

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Cosmopolitans Stay In The Lobby

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“This is how I exited a decaying modernity.”

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The Four Blind Men, the Elephant, and Alan Kay

“I made one other resolution this year: Get better enemies.”

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The Backchannel is the Message

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“If you look back at particular incidents of modern witch hunting, there’s a pretty consistent theme: it’s okay to break the rules to catch a witch.”

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