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Trump Prediction Update

When zipppa wrote a post of Trump predictions, I laughed at the jokes. But last week, when McCain and Rubio indicated they would support Tillerson for State, thus totally killing Téa Leoni’s chances for that position, I really began to worry … Continue reading

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2016 in Review: Articles etc.

Here are some interesting things I read on the internet in 2016, in this episode of “no value added” World Skopje, City on the Make Alexander Clapp in the Baffler writes about the Macedonian government’s bizarre penchant for recreating other places’ … Continue reading

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Victimisation and the victimisation narrative

Here are two articles which both seem to reflect the truth about the situation of muslims in France: 1. Ben Quinn in the Guardian with a straightforward report about the burkini bans and 2. Ben Judah in Standpoint with a long essay on … Continue reading

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I come not to bury self-care but to praise it.

T. sent me this article recently, and I was greatly annoyed by it, even though I agreed with it, basically. The gist of the article is something that I think is completely correct: that self-care is good as a means, … Continue reading

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How to Write a Personal Profile: Foreign Policy Edition

One of my favourite genres of journalism is the personal profile. And not only, or even primarily, because people are inherently interesting. It’s because the form allows you to do so much, often in unexpected ways. I am thinking of … Continue reading

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Guns guns guns

…some are good, some are bad… An odd result of American culture war is that the people calling for tighter security measures in the aftermath of Islamist terrorist attacks and the people calling for tighter security measures in the aftermath of mass shootings … Continue reading

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Twitter is Good

People often ask me, zolltan, what is your favourite social network? Actually they don’t ask me that, and thank G_d, because what kind of terrible bland promote-synergy-enterpreneurial-gobbledygook world would we be living in if this was a topic of frequent … Continue reading

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