Random stuff from last month:
- An article in The Nation tries to find roots of ”post-truth” a few decades ago.
- The Guardian voices skepticism on ”crypto-anarchy”.
- The wonderful Maria Popova brings us snippets from Ursula K. Le Guin’s views on language and communication.
- A cautionary letter to the editor, in the New York Times, from a self-confessed “deplorable”
- About time! A trailer for a video game gets nominated for an Academy Award for the Best Animated Short Film.
- Articles like these are sprouting up more frequently now: this one in Aeon Magazine discusses the growing gulf between the need for “expertise”, and … well, democracy.
- Another article from the same magazine, in the “if you care for this sort of thing” category, on how the ”Frankfurt school”is still relevant.
- Since this is still the hundredth anniversary year, an obligatory Russian Revolution post; this time, on the impact of writers before and during that time.
- Finally, The Atlantic delves into something I’m sure most people today have suspected: we just aren’t growing up.