Daily Archives: January 5, 2020

Discernible reality

The aide said that guys like me were “in what we call the reality-based community,” which he defined as people who “believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.” I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles … Continue reading

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Identifying interests

One factor here is that the arenas of distributional conflict have become ever more remote from popular politics. The national labour markets of the 1970s,with the manifold opportunities they offered for corporatist political mobilization and inter-class coalitions, or the politics … Continue reading

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Nils Gilman recommends George Packer on Soleimani

Over the last couple years I’ve periodically experienced a very real, physical wave of relief at being out of northern California. Recom­men­da­tions can so easily be self-maiming: “I know of no better…” can be read as an apology, a confession, … Continue reading

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Grenell reads Bild

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Guardian: Trump tweeted earlier that Iran “is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets” in response to Suleimani’s death. But he said the US had “targeted 52 Iranian sites” and that some were “at a very high level & … Continue reading

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