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Capeshit’s Endgame

The Marvel Cinematic Universe isn't a woke power fantasy. It's a multi-billion dollar exercise in complacency.
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Narrative Displacement

Identity formation has been captured by an ideology that paints adversity as inherently destructive.
PoliticsTop Section

The Inflation of the Masses

Nuclear weapons made the size of armies irrelevant. Emerging technologies are doing the same to populist politics.
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Throughout All Generations

When Acacia-Confusa moves, she pictures a composite holograph of thousands of Mins performing an identical gesture.
CultureTop Section

At the End of White Male History

When culture no longer includes you in its vision for the future, despair is the predictable outcome.
PhilosophyTop Section

The Apocalyptic, Ancient and Modern

Three centuries of eschatological political thought have failed to yield an eschaton. What’s next?
TechnologyTop Section

Bitcoin’s Missing Breakout

To solve the financial-censorship crisis, blockchain technology will need to mature past the ideology that birthed it.
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Jupiter’s Rise and Fall

With a huge margin of victory, the French president thought he had a mandate. He was wrong.
CultureTechnologyTop Section

Ragnarok, but Dumber

The Vic Berger-FuckJerry meme feud tells us that a very stupid cyberpunk future has already arrived.
PoliticsTop Section

On the Genealogy of Crypto

A trend towards international multipolarity, of a sovereignist reterritorialisation of the internet, might be bad news for cryptocurrency.
PoliticsTop Section

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Death of American Conservatism

A new right must look a lot more like Dorothy Day than Ben Shapiro.
PoliticsSecond SectionTechnology

The Conversations that Cryptocurrency Killed

Distributed cryptographic systems have unceremoniously resolved issues that were once endless political tug-of-wars.
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Colonialism Was Hong Kong’s Exit

British rule in Hong Kong wasn't deliberated, and with it came a withdrawal from dysfunctional institutions to effective ones.
HistorySecond Section

The IKEA Humans

The social bonds of the modern Millennial are as fragmentary as their particle-board furniture.
PhilosophySecond Section

Silicon Valley Struggle Sessions

The American techno-state has, after religion, become more fundamentalist.
CulturePoliticsSecond Section

How Message-Board Culture Remade the Left

For all we hear about 4chan and Trump, the main effects of radicalized posters have been on the left.
PoliticsSecond Section

Psycho Politics

On the left, liberalism has been consumed by universalism. On the right, it has been thoroughly demoralized.
PoliticsSecond Section

A Question of Merit

With or without a change in law, affirmative action will give way to reality.