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Glenn Greenwald and his large adult son Michael Tracey have been on Twitter arguing that the white nationalist threat facing the United States is being exaggerated (and, as they’re into year 3 of full-time anti-anti-Trumpism, what choice do they have?) David Neiwert, author of a superb new book about the alt-right, has a thread about […]
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Scripted reality

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On May 20, 2019
Throwing out some thoughts for discussion: (1) In American culture over the past 20 years, media in general, and television in particular, have increasingly blurred the lines between various genres. The most obvious example is reality television, which to greater and lesser degrees involves what has been labeled “scripted reality.” Scripted reality in its pure […]
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On Saturday night, the grand final of the 2019 Eurovision song contest was held at the Tel Aviv exhibition grounds. The winner was the Netherlands with “Arcade”, sung by Duncan Laurence, while Israel’s representative, Kobi Marimi, singing the heartfelt ballad “Home”, placed third from the bottom. Apart from that, however, the evening—the entire weeklong affair, […]
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Some thoughts on the impact of the trade war on the US defense industrial base... As the United States and China have begun to consciously decouple, the implications of breaking up the relationship that has driven global economic growth for the last 30 years are coming into view. The complex relationships between U.S. and Chinese firms, […]
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