I'm sticking with Twitter for as long as I can for the simple reason that I have a much larger and more varied following there than I can imagine building anywhere else. It's possible that the place will implode or vanish, but what feels more likely is that it will simply fade from significance as … Continue reading Don’t Think of an Elephant
James Sweet is worried about the state of historiography. Beginning in August with an ex cathedra editorial in American historians' trade magazine, Perspectives, and continuing now in an interview with David Frum in centrist pundits' trade magazine, The Atlantic, the president of the American Historical Association names "presentism" as a clear and, er, present danger … Continue reading That Noble Scream
An artist’s rendition of a future space colony. (Shutterstock) Ted McCormick, Concordia University It was a time of political uncertainty, cultural conflict and social change. Private ventures exploited technological advances and natural resources, generating unprecedented fortunes while wreaking havoc on local communities and environments. The working poor crowded cities, spurring property-holders to develop increased surveillance … Continue reading The billionaire space race reflects a colonial mindset that fails to imagine a different world
As noted in my last, I'd like to say a little more about a specific thread of Trumpism that seems to have gained traction among people who might not otherwise choose to identify publicly with a bigot. This is the idea that as a super-rich bigot, Trump is exempt from the kinds of corruption that infect politicians … Continue reading Trump and the Myth of Independence, Part 2
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