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Jonathan Korman
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interested in almost everything
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Fascism is speaking in bad faith
It is important to understand that fascism is not a political ideology in the same way that communism is. Communists have a detailed policy program which they espouse and pursue. Fascists do not; their policy prescriptions are often outright incoherent. Fas...
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Do your best
This is a story about doing your best. So like a lot of people I have a certain ambivalence about Ms Amanda Palmer, but I love this thing she did, not so much for the thing (though it is delightful) but for the story behind it. So first check this out: If y...
Do your best
Do your best
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# Charlottesville My patron god is Hermes, god of communication, magic, and the agora, who sings to us in the packet-switched networks of the Internet. I ask him for clarity of speech and wings to bring these words where they are needed. The god of my tribe...
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Free Speech is hard
Sam Theilman's essay You're Asking The Wrong Questions does some deep digging into the principle of free speech , looking at some hard cases. I suspect that I am a few ticks more sympathetic to the social justice advocates he references than he is, but I la...
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Jefferson
I am fascinated with Thomas Jefferson. I love him. He is my favorite of the Founders. The first reason is the Declaration of Independence , which kicks off with two hundred words explaining liberal democracy with bracing clarity, then embodies those liberal...
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Art & politics
At the time, I tweeted a kind word about Meryl Streep's speech referencing the (then forthcoming) Trump administration, though I had mixed feelings about it. (For instance, her opening assertion that the glamorous and successful Hollywood people in the room...
Art & politics
Art & politics
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Necktie
So a while back I spat out this story on Facebook and now I'm posting it here. There's this skinny young guy I run into on an irregular basis in downtown SF in the late afternoon. He sells snacks out of a little box to commuters on their way out of their of...
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RPG toolbox
Because I am that kind of geek, I have constructed a sort of EDC solution for tabletop roleplaying games. For a long time, my only supply solution was a plastic case with dice and counters: But that was never really quite adequate, and I wanted to be better...
RPG toolbox
RPG toolbox
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Milo Yiannopoulos, the Alt Right, and free speech
If you have the good fortune to not know who Milo Yiannopoulos is, you have my envy ... and my apologies for ending your innocence. He is a gadfly critical of both the broad left and the mainstream right, notorious as a skillful troll , arguably the most vi...
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Yes, Virginia
Santa Claus is real. I'm serious. Okay, okay: I'm being flippant, too. But when I assert the reality of Santa Claus I'm not merely kidding around, engaging in some Francis P. Church fancy, or participating in the conspiracy of deceit toward small children. ...
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