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Fear of a Black Protest

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On October 15, 2021
Black Lives Matter protests are quite nonviolent, even if they have no good moral reason to be. That’s in stark contrast to the way in which they are covered, especially by FOX and the rest of the fascist side of the media, which is as scary marauders threatening good white people. Since it emerged in […]
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The death of Ray Fosse reminded me of the second play in a baseball game I can actually remember seeing live on TV — Pete Rose running Fosse over on the last play of the 1970 All-Star game (This play injured Fosse pretty badly and probably not coincidentally he was never the same player afterwards. […]

The Two Sixties

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On October 14, 2021

Paul’s post makes a number of good points, but slips up seriously on one. For a long time I’ve thought that it would make more sense to describe “the Sixties” as the period between Novembe

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Do generations exist?

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On October 14, 2021
The always interesting Louis Menand has a review essay on a couple of new books that try to analyze the differences, if any, between “generations.” He points out that the whole idea of a distinct youth culture is relatively recent, and is largely a product of the fact that until around the middle of the […]
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Global Tax Loopholes

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On October 14, 2021
One of the single biggest problems in global governance is the mania to move money across the globe to tax havens. We are finally seeing some movement in coordinating internationally on this, which could finally bring some accountability to the global 1%. Here’s a piece on how London has an oversized responsibility for this situation. […]
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