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Barbarism As a Feature, Not a Bug The Islamic State’s apparent destruction of ancient artifacts at a Mosul museum has been called “barbaric” and “an odious crime…against the heritage of humanity.” ...
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I'd highly recommend his book, The Revolt of the Public, to get a better sense of where he's coming from. It's only a couple of bucks on Amazon I believe, and short. Covers the mass protests of 2011 in detail, provides the framework he's operating from.
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This is my first post here, so let me begin in the manner in which I hope to continue: with some backhanded praise. Adam Gurri’s concept and critique of “telescopic morality” is a fantastic rhetori...
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My second piece on group decisions.
Part of the pushback against the notion that groups can make decisions comes from the fear that we already use groups to absolve ourselves of individual responsibility. James Buchanan made this the central plank in his argument for the inevitability of socialism. Nevertheless, individual responsibility -- like liberty -- is itself a concept that emerged within a tradition that had particular groups as its caretakers. Not only do I think that indi...
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Every argument about Buffy that everyone has ever had on the Internet. Ever.
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Every agreement about Buffy ever:

1; "Wow, Season 4 was bad."
2; "Yeah."
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Adam Gurri and I were chatting over a recent post of his, and I found myself saying things that sounded like something an adult might say. Open in my tabs were the complete works of Tool, a Dead Mi...
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French police raided Uber's office in Paris this week, as part of an investigation into its controversial UberPop service. According to French media reports, 25 officers raided Uber's headquarters...
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Marginal notes on Martin Gurri’s The Revolt of the Public and the Crisis of Authority in the New Millennium (2014) Most Westerners would be surprised to learn that many Easterners consider Tahrir-t...
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Ad operations guy and recovering econ student with an interest in media, culture, philosophy, and fun.
  • George Mason University
    History, 2003 - 2007
  • George Mason University
    Economics, 2008 - 2010
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  • Tapad
    Technical Account Manager, 2013 - present
  • Medialets
    Manager, Ad Trafficking and Inventory Monetization, 2012 - 2013
  • Webfinance, Inc.
    Ad Operations Specialist, 2010 - 2012
  • Aegis Mobile, LLC
    Internet Research Analyst, 2008 - 2010
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