Category: General

Are you in or out?

10/11/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General, song of the day
  In the passage I have just read from Tolstoy, the young second lieutenant Boris Dubretskoi discovers that there exist in the army two different systems or hierarchies. The one is printed in some little red book and anyone can easily read it up. It al… more »

This is the title of this story, which is also found serveral times in the Story itself

09/07/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
A story by David Moser... This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself This is the first sentence of this story. This is the second sentence. This is the title of this story, which is also found several times… more »

Glamping

08/21/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
“The delight, in my experience,” he said, speaking from somewhere in the Catskills, “is coming from that nostalgia that we all have for sitting around a campfire and watching a shooting star.” more »

How Hate Groups Forced Online Platforms to Reveal Their True Nature

08/21/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
The recent rise of all-encompassing internet platforms promised something unprecedented and invigorating: venues that unite all manner of actors — politicians, media, lobbyists, citizens, experts, corporations — under one roof. These companies promised… more »

Dystopian or Utopian?

08/09/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General

Inequality

07/15/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
One of the best articles on inequality I've read in some time. Consider: Depending on how you measure, you come up with radically different sorts. Sort by Wealth - Sweden become less equal than Britain Sort by Income Sort by consumption - Bill… more »

The trouble with social media.

06/18/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
“An explanation of climate change from a Nobel Prize-winning physicist looks exactly the same on your Facebook page as the denial of climate change by somebody on the Koch brothers’ payroll.” more »

Voltaire v. Rousseau

05/02/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General, Politicks
The back-and-forth of cold Utopianism and hot Volk-worship continues to this day. The Davos men are Voltaire’s children, a transnational and fatuously progressive élite; Trump and Brexit voters are Rousseau’s new peasant hordes, terrified of losing cult… more »

Best obituary line EVER

04/24/17 | by david2 [mail] | Categories: General
In his post-game-show life, Freedman moved his family to London, where he wrote for the European edition of Penthouse and co-founded its Forum magazine. He went on to get a Ph.D. from the Institute for Advanced Study of Human Sexuality in San Francisco,… more »

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