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The Paranoid Style in American Politics | Harper’s Magazine – 1964

Richard Hofstadter was DeWitt Clinton Professor of American History at Columbia University. His book “Anti-intellectualism in American Life” was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 1964. This essay … Continue reading

February 15, 2018 · 51 Comments

‘Are you yellow?’ Red Symons interview with Beverley Wang prompts ABC apology | The Guardian

  Symons: “Do they speak Mandarin or Cantonese? Wang: “Who’s ‘they’?” Symons: “The people in Taiwan.” Wang: “They speak Taiwanese and they speak Mandarin. And in Canada, where I’m from, … Continue reading

June 16, 2017 · 18 Comments

Free speech is at the core of the left-right divide. But what are we fighting over? | Jason Wilson | Opinion | The Guardian

by Jason Wilson “… Free speech in the Bill of Rights is not freedom from criticism or disagreement. But this was not what Christian appears to have had in mind. … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · 74 Comments

A Lesson From ‘Brexit’: On Immigration, Feelings Trump Facts – The New York Times

“Many citizens, particularly those who have suffered under the economic pressures of globalization, express their anxiety over these changes by focusing on another form of change: foreigners in their midst. … Continue reading

June 29, 2016 · 11 Comments

Trump Orders Surrogates to Intensify Criticism of Judge and Journalists – Bloomberg Politics

An embattled Donald Trump urgently rallied his most visible supporters to defend his attacks on a federal judge’s Mexican ancestry during a conference call on Monday in which he ordered them to question … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 · 35 Comments

Free Speech vs Hate Speech Part II

Yesterday someone re-blogged the previous post on free speech vs. hate speech with a critique. The critique itself wasn’t unreasonable, although the author basically relied on the slippery slope fallacy. His … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 · 20 Comments

Robert Oscar Lopez, the man who presides Katy Faust’s ICRI

  Robert Oscar Lopez is one of them, and the newest name that should go on that list is Katy Faust. For the full HRC report click here.  

August 15, 2015 · 4 Comments
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