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How Not to De-Radicalize a Twitter Neo-Nazi

I’d logged onto Twitter for my daily briefing, and was now having to justify my existence to a girl called Chelsea who was tweeting angrily at me for being born in her country. “India is a backwards shit-heap,” she said, “and wherever Indians go, they make a mess.” It’s tense debating someone who regards you as […]

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Religion | Politics

How the Left’s Orientalist Stereotypes Inspired the Alt-Right

As the diffuse set of political currents often referred to as the “alt-right” continue to increase their visibility, numbers, and influence, some of their leading figures have appropriated new strategies from surprising places. If by now the media is used to “meme magic” (the alt-right’s linking of its ideas to absurd images or public figures […]

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Religion | Politics

The Rise of a Moral Panic

The classic example of a moral panic involves a society losing its mind over witchcraft, as when more than twenty innocent people, mostly women, were hanged or otherwise killed following the Salem witch trials of 1692. In general, a moral panic concerns something that would be bad, perhaps horrific, if real, but whose reality is imagined […]

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A Manifesto Against the Enemies of Modernity

This document is very long and detailed so a brief bulleted summary is provided below for those who don’t have the hour it takes for a careful read. Modernity, in terms of the views and values that have brought us out of the feudalism of the Medieval period and led us to the relative richness […]

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Culture | Media, Religion | Politics

Why Bruce Lee’s Legacy Should Inspire Us to Revolutionize  —  and Modernize  — American Political Discourse

I am in a particularly creative mood, so I’ll write a bit about something I discussed in a recent public debate in NYC on Political Correctness: Martial arts has greatly evolved and moved forward, including many traditional ones. American political beliefs and conversation, however, have greatly devolved and moved backwards. They have literally undergone the […]

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