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The Decline of the Imperial Aesthetic

The Plattenbau, being the remnant of an overcome social order, encapsulates the anachronism that is mid-century modernism.
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The Amazon HQ2 Scramble: The Wrong Kind of Jurisdictional Competition

Cities shouldn't hesitate to enact pro-growth policies, but the Amazon HQ2 scramble was a sham from the start.
HistoryPoliticsTop Section

The New Liberum Veto

While Poland-Lithuania vanished long ago, its liberum veto has found new life in the urban centers of California.
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Oblivious Eros

America after the sexual revolution.
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Invoking Liberation: A Review of Provocations

Camille Paglia's latest book, a compilation of her own work, carries an air of finality.
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Media Bias and the Mob

What structural anthropology can tell us about the polarized press.
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Epistemology at Scale

The campaign against Brett Kavanaugh was the perfect crime: smuggling empathetic truths into a situation too universal for empathy.
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My Friend Karl: A Review of My Struggle: Book Six

Karl Ove Knausgaard is moved by myth and tradition in a way that betrays his calculated political apathy.
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Empty Realm

Behind the NPC meme.
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Whigged Out

Technology will determine the politics of the future. This invites a return to impersonal readings of history.